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Kentia Palm

Rated 5.00 out of 5 based on 19 customer ratings
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Temperatures at and below freezing can damage tropical foliage. Some shipments may be delayed if it is expected to experience very low temperatures in transit or at the destination address.

Elegant and stately, the Howea forsteriana is one of the first plants cultured for use inside buildings (think hotel lobbies in classic Bogart films), and it stands the test of time.  It’s also one palm that can tolerate low-light conditions.  As part of our Hawaiian Collection, it comes to us with a strong root system grown in lava rock giving it long-lasting properties with very little fuss.  Using sub-irrigation, this plant can go nearly a month between waterings.  It’s got a nice upright nature, but can spread its fronds over time.  With no disrespect for the less-expensive Areca Palm, don’t confuse the two – the Kentia has a much lower light requirement, will last longer, and it is much more majestic in character.  If this plant is added to your favorite room, you will not be disappointed.

Kentia Palms are grown in Florida and Hawaii and comes in 2 sizes – at 5-6′ in a 12″ growpot (Hawaiian) and 3.5-4.5′ in a 10″ growpot (Floridian).

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Read below for more information on caring for your new plant.

Description

If you want to make a tropical statement, with long-lasting and (nearly) care-free features, the Kentia Palm will deliver for you.  Here are some helpful hints on keeping your Kentia in great shape for years to come:

Watering

Remember, these palms were propagated in Hawaii, so the soil media is crushed lava rock.  This gives the Kentia a very porous soil profile, making it pretty hard to overwater, but don’t let it sit in water.  It should be watered thoroughly, around the entire soil surface, and allowed to dry down before the next watering.  See our watering guide for more information.

Light

While this palm has strong tolerance for lower light levels, much better than most palms, it will thrive in moderate and high light.  So, good filtered natural light or bright florescent light will keep this palm growing strong.

Nutrition

Like other plants right out of nursery production, you won’t need to feed this palm for at least 6 months after you get it.  That’s because there is residual nutrients in the soil from when the palm was being propagated.  After 6 months, it can be fed quarterly with a complete fertilizer formulated for interior plants.  Please refer to our plant nutrition guide for details.

Cleaning

A occasional wipe down with a damp cloth will keep your Kentia looking good.  That’s it.

Pruning

The older leaves on the Kentia Palm may turn yellow and brown.  So sweat…just prune off the leaf as close to the stem as possible.

Bugs

The biggest bug problem for this palm is scale.  They’ll show up as little brown bumps on the underside of the leaves and can be wiped off.  Because scale insects form a waxy proactive coating over their bodies, you will need to apply a little more pressure to dislodge the little boogers from their happy little spot on the underside of the leaves.

Trouble

Give it a little light and occasional water, and you should be in pretty good shape.

Additional information

WeightN/A
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Size

5-6' (in 12" growpot), 3.5-4.5' (in 10" growpot)

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  1. Rated 5 out of 5

    Charles Mateson (verified owner)

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    My Kentia traveled from Florida to Oregon for 7 days during colder temps this Spring without any problems. From ordering to set up in my home, every step went perfect due to PLANTZ’s extremely organized process and fabulous communication with video instructions. They deserve more than a 5 star rating in my book. I will most certainly order another specialty plant.

  2. Rated 5 out of 5

    William (verified owner)

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    The palm is full and healthy – looks great in our house. And the team at Plantz gave great instruction and support to ensure that the plant makes a good transition and long life. I appreciate how much effort they made to provide support.

  3. Rated 5 out of 5

    Melody Panek (verified owner)

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    Amana (verified owner)

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    Stephanie T. (verified owner)

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    My plant is beautiful and I love the watering system! Can wait to get another plant

  6. Rated 5 out of 5

    Thomas (verified owner)

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    Arrived looking way better than I imagined.

  7. Rated 5 out of 5

    chandra tso (verified owner)

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    The Kentia is beautiful and came just as described!

  8. Rated 5 out of 5

    Minda (verified owner)

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    In love

  9. Rated 5 out of 5

    Kelly Hanson (verified owner)

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    The Kentia palm is lush and beautiful and the customer service is outstanding!

  10. Rated 5 out of 5

    Brandon (verified owner)

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    I was impressed with my entire transaction. I was a little nervous about buying an expensive plant online but we received the palm and it is in great condition. I also appreciated the follow up call to make sure everything as ok and to see if I had any questions.

  11. Rated 5 out of 5

    Mary KELLER (verified owner)

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    The palm arrived in a timely fashion and in perfect condition. I wish I could fill my home with these beauties!

  12. Rated 5 out of 5

    Jennifer R. (verified owner)

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    My palm arrived healthy and has continued to do well in it’s new home in my living room!

  13. Rated 5 out of 5

    Anonymous (verified owner)

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    Sue is the best ever!! Any help I needed Sue was there all the way. Awesome customer service and skilled people working at plantz

  14. Rated 5 out of 5

    Erin Palmer (verified owner)

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    John Richardson (verified owner)

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    Wonderful palm tree, it’s obvious that pride is taken in the work you do.

  16. Rated 5 out of 5

    Melanie (verified owner)

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    Robert (verified owner)

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    We order this as a housewarming gift, and worked closely with Plantz to make sure that it arrived timely. Sue was fantastic and she made sure that the Thanksgiving holiday did not cause the plant to sit in a Fed Ex warehouse over the freezing cold weekend. It was a great experience! Thank you Sue and the whole team!!

  18. Rated 5 out of 5

    Anna (verified owner)

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  19. Rated 5 out of 5

    Richard Hammond (verified owner)

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    very fast high ratings had been looking for kenita palm for years very hard to find until I found you guys, happy happy happy !

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