The origins of the Kentia Palm are traceable to Australia, or to be more focused: Lord Howe Island. Hence its Latin name; Howea Forsteriana. The palm was discovered here in 1800 and was one of the first palms to be cultivated specifically as a houseplant. It is a strong and elegant plant and will thrive both in a sunny or shadier spot. Gerrit Stolze cultivates the beautiful Kentia Palms for Decorum and observes: “The Kentia enjoys wet feet, so make sure it is sufficiently watered.” The Kentia may ask for some attention, but it also gives a lot: it is one of nature’s true air purifiers. An ideal presence for your living space!
- Suitable for anywhere in the house.
- Air purifying.
- Long lasting.
- Requires little attention.
- Ideal temperature 15-27 °C.
- Semi-shade, no direct sunlight.
- Keep damp, compost must not dry out.
- Apply fertiliser once every six months.