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Sentry Palm

Howea spp.

Howea belmoreana by Lijealso (CC BY 3.0)

Full Sun
Easy care
Moderate watering
Tender

H1a

RHS hardiness

15°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

15m

Max

6m

1m

Min

50cm

Flowering

  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

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Sentry Palm Overview

A small genus containing 2 species of evergreen palms in the Arecaceae family, endemic to Lord Howe Island off the coast of Australia. They have long-stalked pinnately-divided leaves and drooping clusters of star-shaped flowers. They are cultivated as ornamental specimens in subtropical and warm temperate regions, and as houseplants in cooler climates. The more common species is H. forsteriana, is best grown in a container, and is commonly called the Kentia or Thatch Leaf Palm.

Common problems with Sentry Palm

How to propagate Sentry Palm

Seed

Special features of Sentry Palm

Attractive leaves

Other uses of Sentry Palm

Grown for their ornamental appearance.

Arecaceae Family

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