Kentia Palm Howea Forsteriana
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Howea Forsteriana

Kentia Palm

From £37

My tall stems and long, glossy, green leaves fan out to make quite the impression; I'm also one of the most versatile plants around.

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To see me at my best

Keep me in light shade and water me when the top of my soil has dried out, mist me regularly.

Size guide

Width Height Diameter
70cm height, 17cm pot 40 70 17
100cm height, 21cm pot 60 100 21
120cm height, 24cm pot 80 120 24
150cm height, 27cm pot 60 150 27

The table gives a guide to the size of this plant and how it will fit into your space. Height is measured from the bottom of the plastic nursery pot (please allow a +/-10% variance). Diameter is the nursery pot diameter, so to get a pot that fits, the pot diameter should be bigger.

How to look after me

  • Light


    Keep me in a bright room but out of direct sunlight; can also tolerate light shade.

  • Water


    Check my soil once a week and water whenever the top soil is dry.

  • Food


    Feed me once a month in spring and summer.

  • Climate


    I love being regularly misted, which will keep my foliage fresh and airy.

  • Other Maintentance


    Give my leaves an occasional wipe to remove dust, and remove brown fronds at the base.

Things to look out for

  • Look Out

    Leaf tips going brown

    The air may be too dry or maybe you are under-watering, move away from heat sources, mist and check compost is moist.
  • Look Out

    Yellow/browning leaves

    This can be a natural part of ageing process, but check plant is not being under/over-watered.
  • Look Out

    Dull leaves

    Can be a lack of humidity, mist me!

Health impacts

  • Pet Friendly

    Child and pet friendly

  • Air Purifying


    Can remove pollutants such as formaldehyde, benzene and carbon monoxide from the air.

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