Also known as
Forster Sentry Palm, Flat Palm, Paradise Palm, Sentry Palm, Thatch-Leaf Palm, Thatch leaf palm
Starr 070906-8523 Howea forsteriana by Forest & Kim Starr (CC BY 3.0)
20 years to reach maturity
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Kentia Palm Overview
Howea forsteriana is a tree from the Arecaeae family, commonly known by the names Kentia Palm, Forster Sentry Palm and Paradise Palm, amongst others. This single-stemmed palm species produces dark green foliage measuring around 1.5 m in length, divided pinnately into slim fronds. Star-shaped flowers are borne in winter, and arranged in hanging spikes. These lead onto small oval fruits. It is rare for this species to flower when grown under glass.
Common problems with Kentia Palm
How to propagate Kentia Palm
Seed in spring at not less than 26C.
Special features of Kentia Palm
Other uses of Kentia Palm
An indoor plant which is also suitable for a Terraria.