Palm - Kentia

Howea forsteriana

This is an example of the Kentia Palm Gorge which has graceful feathered fronds and a green trunk from Lorde Howe Island. This photo was taken a Roma street parklands in Brisbane QLD Australia

Endemic to Lord Howe Island this is an elegant plant well suited to growing in pots as an indoor specimen as well as outdoors in gardens and parks as it is a fine specimen plant. Because it closely resemble the coconut palm but is more hardy it is often used in tropical plantings where a tougher specimen is required.


Specifications of Palm - Kentia

Preferred Climate Tropical, SubtropicalLearn About Climate Zones

Grown From SeedlingLearn About Propagation Methods

Max Height (when in the ground with good conditions) 5-10m

Plants required to Pollinate 1 (Self Pollinating)Learn about Pollination

Can it Handle Frosts? Sometimes

Amount of leaves in Winter? All Leaves (Evergreen)

Quarantine Restrictions to these Areas WA

Water Requirements Moderate Watering

Is it a Dwarf Fruit Tree? No (Full Size)

Time to Fruit/Flower/Harvest 5+ Years

Sun or Shade Full (Sun:80%-100%), Part (Sun:50-80%), Shade (Sun:0-50%)

Preferred Soil Type Good Drainage

Soil pH Neutral (6.6-7.3pH)

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Jean Robert Kutzer
2y ago

Castroville, Texas

Palm - Kentia

Subject to spider mites. Apply a foliar spray once a week in evening with liquid seaweed as a repellant. Fertilize one a month with magnesium sulfate in addition to your regular feeding.

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