Kentia palms (Howea forsteriana) are native to Lord Howe Island in the South Pacific. The kentia palm has a slender trunk and a graceful crown of dark-green drooping fronds, growing between about 4-15 metres tall depending on planted location. The palm is well known for its resistance to uneasy growing environments, including low light, dust, minimal care/attention etc. It can be grown either indoors or outdoors, however when situated outdoors a partial shaded position is preferred as the palm can take up to 5 years to completely adjust to full sun.
- Best suited to subtropical areas & warm weather
- Full sun can burn the fronds of young plants
- Requires moist & well-dressed soil for best growth
- Developed plants can withstand occasional mild frosts (best to avoid if possible, especially in young plants)