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Kentia Palm

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SUMMER SHIPPING NOTICE: Very high temperatures that can damage tropical foliage in transit have prompted us to temporarily discontinue “Ground” shipping. Customers are finding the “Express Saver” option an economical alternative with very good results. We will offer “Ground” again once the weather turns. The days are getting shorter - bring on Fall!

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.  There is some size variation, but the main difference is Florida-grown palms are in “traditional” soil while Hawaiian palms are grown in lava-rock based soil.

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Check out this video to learn more about the Kentia Palm from our plant specialists.

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

Weight N/A
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Size

5-6' (in 12" growpot), 3.5-4.5' (in 10" growpot), 3-4' (in 9" growpot), 2-3' (in 8" growpot)

71 reviews for Kentia Palm

  1. Jocelyn G. (verified owner)

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    Our new tree is gorgeous, exactly as pictured, came impeccably packaged, and it’s now thriving, healthy, and beautiful in our living room (and cheerfully tolerating some nibbling from our cats!) – exactly what I wanted.

    Beyond the quality of the plant, which is top notch, I also have to sing praises of the Plantz team who were as kind and helpful as anyone could be.

    I highly recommend the content on their website (especially the unboxing and plant styling videos). I was also really grateful for the 1:1 advice by email that helped me make certain this was the right plant for me, that I was getting the right planter (more complicated than it seems!), that we would be shipping it safely, that I knew what to do to get started and to care for it ongoing, and ofc that it would be safe for my kitties!

    Their help gave me so much confidence to make the purchase and I couldn’t be happier that I chose Plantz – will definitely work with them again!

    • Sue Waltzer (store manager)

      Thanks so much for the great review. We’re here to help if you need us going forward!
      Sue

  2. Linda (verified owner)

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    Even more beautiful than anticipated. Gorgeous!!!

    • Sue Waltzer (store manager)

      Thanks Linda! So happy that you like it!
      Sue

  3. Amy (verified owner)

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    Arrived well packaged, full, and healthy! I would love to buy more plants from this company again and highly recommend them! Their customer service is impeccable! My friends loved the palm so much they asked me where I got it too.

    • Sue Waltzer (store manager)

      Awesome! Thanks for letting us know!
      Sue

  4. bo kim (verified owner)

    Came packaged perfectly & she is so so beautiful. Waiting for my 12” planter to come in but I put her in the 10” planter that I had for now so the sub irrigation tray did not fit but I blocked the drainage hole and put just enough water in there to reach almost up to the plastic planter holes. Will be gifting one to my bestfriend for her housewarming gift!

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    • Sue Waltzer (store manager)

      Thanks for letting us know. I’ll send you an email regarding the planter and some tips on how you can help the plant until the planter arrives!
      Sue

  5. Travis (verified owner)

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    Such a beautiful palm. Was expertly packaged and arrived in perfect condition. Looks great near the big bright window in our living room – will definitely be ordering more from Plantz. Sue sent across super helpful plant-care instructions and it’s thriving! Very grateful for the service and quality I’ve experienced – highly recommend!

    • Sue Waltzer (store manager)

      Thanks Travis! Would love to see a photo once you get it set up in the new planter!
      Sue

  6. Daniel (verified owner)

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    The plant came in literally perfect condition. I am still a little surprised how well it was packaged and how healthy the plant was (and, knock-on-wood, remains.)

    • Sue Waltzer (store manager)

      So glad to hear this! It gets easier after it acclimates, I promise!
      Thanks,
      Sue

  7. donald (verified owner)

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    Good service and plants but terrible website and online ordering.

    • Sue Waltzer (store manager)

      Thanks for letting us know. We’re making alterations on the site to make it easier to order and apologize for the issues you’ve had. If you need any help with your plant or ordering in the future, please email me directly and I can help.
      Thanks – Sue

  8. Krystle (verified owner)

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    Absolutely love my Kentia Palm!!! Such a tropical statement piece.

    • Sue Waltzer (store manager)

      Awesome! Thanks for letting us know!

  9. Anonymous (verified owner)

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    Amazing plant, delivered in excellent condition!

    • Sue Waltzer (store manager)

      Thanks for letting us know! Enjoy!
      Sue

  10. STEPHEN (verified owner)

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    Beautiful Plant. Well packaged, currently eyeing my next purchase.

    • Sue Waltzer (store manager)

      We have an amazing team packing these plants to make sure they arrive safely! Let us know if you need some help with a future purchase!
      Thanks – Sue

  11. David G. (verified owner)

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    Arrived on time. Packaged well. Perfect condition.

    • Sue Waltzer (store manager)

      Thanks for your order and for letting us know!
      Enjoy!
      Sue

  12. Lori M. (verified owner)

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    Packaging was amazing. The palm we ordered is gorgeous. I was nervous to buy a plant on-line but this far acceded my expectations. Thank you!

    • Sue Waltzer (store manager)

      Thanks for letting us know! We are so glad you’re happy with your purchase from us!
      Thanks – Sue

  13. Anonymous (verified owner)

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    I couldn’t have chosen a better plant source than Plantz.com. Their instructions were detailed and easy to follow, and their follow up after receiving the plant was phenomenal. They care about their plants! Very glad I purchased from them. My palm is gorgeous!

    • Sue Waltzer (store manager)

      Thank you for the very nice comments. We’re here to help if you need us!
      Thanks – Sue

  14. Kyle F. (verified owner)

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    The Kentia Palm is beautiful and was packaged well. It’s doing great in the shaded area outside. I hope it will do well once I bring it indoors for winter—I’ve had a difficult time keeping plants alive in my house over the winter 😬 Thanks!

    • Sue Waltzer (store manager)

      Hi Kyle,
      I thought I had convinced you to bring it inside and choose another plant for the exterior area! It will definitely need to acclimate to the indoors once winter arrives. You might want to consider a rhapis palm for the space out front as they’re a bit more hardy and although they can suffer from some cold damage, they will produce new growth when the temperatures warm up. Please feel free to contact me when the temperatures cool off so we can discuss how to move your kentia indoors.
      Thanks – Sue

  15. Sarah B. (verified owner)

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    Amazing!! Plant was in perfect condition upon arrival.

    • Sue Waltzer (store manager)

      So glad to hear that it arrived safely and is providing you with some enjoyment!
      Thanks – Sue

  16. Tiffany W. (verified owner)

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    Truly gorgeous plants. Well worth the money.

    • Sue Waltzer (store manager)

      The photo you sent looks great! I’m so glad that you’re happy with them!
      Thanks – Sue

  17. Anonymous (verified owner)

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  18. Michael Kaiser (verified owner)

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    Sue from customer service was literally amazing. I’ve never actually had someone check in with me and care about a purchase getting delivered. Probably best buying experience I’ve had with an online order. Thanks!

    • Sue Waltzer (store manager)

      Thank you for the very nice comments. I work with a fantastic team and we are all so glad you’re loving your plant! We’re also hoping that you visit us again soon!

      Thanks – Sue

  19. Kevin (verified owner)

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    Great plants and amazing service!!!

    • Sue Waltzer (store manager)

      Thanks for the nice comment Kevin! I’m still waiting on those photos so we can see what you’ve done with all your new kentia palms!
      Thanks – Sue

  20. Karen Davis (verified owner)

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    It’s a very healthy plant and beautiful!

  21. Arleen (verified owner)

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    Beautifully package for shipping! My plants were lush, full and heathy. I will definitely purchase from you again :))

  22. Linda Conley (verified owner)

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    Absolutely beautiful & large & full. It surpassed my expectations!

  23. Barbara M. (verified owner)

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  24. Britni Thiesen (verified owner)

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    This plant is gorgeous!! It really brightens up my bedroom! Thank you Plantz!!

  25. Sami Khader (verified owner)

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    The plant was beautiful but was damaged during the shipping. Sue was very helpful when I informed her about it and provided a partial refund. But as for the plant it still needs to recover from its hard travel, its still very droopy and bent from places.

  26. Cindy R. (verified owner)

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    I received another beautiful, healthy palm from Plantz.com

  27. Steven Brown (verified owner)

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    I received a lovely kentia palm tree within a few days of ordering. It arrived in perfect condition. Great customer service.

  28. Cindy R. (verified owner)

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  29. Jose V. (verified owner)

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    Came in looking beautiful and very healthy! Unboxing was relatively simple and customer support is very helpful! Will be buying more from Plantz in the future.

  30. Ryan W. (verified owner)

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    Gorgeous plant, very healthy, great customer service! Arrived a little smaller than I expected!

  31. William Carlson (verified owner)

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    friendly knowledgeable staff, plants are well packed to eliminate damage and include a water tray. plants appear to be very healthy. impressive

  32. Austin (verified owner)

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  33. Anonymous (verified owner)

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    I was impressed with quality and condition of plant. Looks fantastic!

  34. Nancy S. (verified owner)

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    Kentia palm arrived promptly. Well packaged and beautiful. Great instructions for unoackaging and care.

  35. Cindy R. (verified owner)

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  36. Jerre (verified owner)

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  37. Anonymous (verified owner)

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    beautiful, healthy plant

  38. Hanane Boned (verified owner)

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  39. Anonymous (verified owner)

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  40. Anonymous (verified owner)

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    The plant was slightly damaged during shipping and many of the leaves were bent, and one of the branches was bent but not completely broken. Pretty sure the box was turned upside down or at least sideways because much of the soil material had come out of the pot and was loose in the box. At least the first inch or so. The plant main stalks were bent to one side so the plant does not stand up straight. Hopefully this will correct itself over time.

  41. HEATHER P. (verified owner)

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    The palm was beautiful and is acclimating to its new home wonderfully so far. The care instructions provided were much appreciated.

  42. Robert W. (verified owner)

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    My Palm is gorgeous and exceeded all my expectations. It’s healthy, putting out new fronds, and was packed professionally. The staff at Plantz has been thoughtful throughout the process and very responsive to my questions. Will definitely be a return customer!

  43. Samuel (verified owner)

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    I absolutely adore my beautiful Kentia Palm! It arrived very promptly in great condition. The packaging was excellent, keeping all of the leaves intact. Not only did the plant arrive large, lush, and gorgeous, but it was clearly healthy, as it came with two new fronds opening up. The adjustment process has been seamless thanks to Sue and all of her detailed instructions. She went above and beyond in helping me find the perfect size palm for my space, as well as making sure it would thrive in my home. She kindly added in the PlantAssure Sub-Irrigation System, which is easy to setup and makes watering much less stressful.

    I plan on moving it to a spot with lower light, and Sue helped set me up on a schedule where I can transition it slowly in order to minimize leaf loss. It’s clear how much she and Plantz.com care about not only delivering an incredible product, but making sure you succeed in caring for it. I was very nervous about purchasing such a large & expensive plant online, but at the same time, I felt at ease with Sue’s support and help, knowing that she would continue to be there for me even after the purchase, which you don’t get with most nurseries. Thank you, Plantz.com, for helping me bring home my new favorite plant!

  44. Paul Jones (verified owner)

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    I bought one in Dallas many years ago for twice this amount. The movers did not move plants when I moved to the East coast. This one is even nicer! Hope to have it for many years to come. Thanks guys!

  45. Allen (verified owner)

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  46. Cindy R. (verified owner)

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    The plant arrived in excellent shape, and the customer service was outstanding.

  47. JEAN (verified owner)

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    I first read all the content on the website and watched the videos and knew without a doubt these were the people to buy from. I’ve always wanted a Kentia but they are hard to come by so I was so excited to have a large one delivered to my door. Arrived beautifully packaged; LOVE the sub-irrigation watering system – gives me such confidence. The service with Sue will meet and exceed any customer expectations – so responsive, helpful and accommodating. I love that they love what they do. I’m thrilled to have found this company and to now have these beautiful palms in my home. Thank you so much!

  48. Steven C. (verified owner)

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    Kentia Palm looks beautiful in my home, it surpassed my expectations when I unboxed it. I find myself staring at it every time I enter the room it’s in. Wish I had another location in my home to add another one!

  49. james davenport (verified owner)

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    Looks amazing

  50. Brian M. (verified owner)

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  51. Garrick Gaffney (verified owner)

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    High quality plant. Lush and beautiful color. Easy to unpack and set up. Excellent customer service and shipping. Overall great experience!

  52. Anonymous (verified owner)

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    The palm is very beautiful and the service was commendable!

  53. 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 !

  54. Anna (verified owner)

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  55. 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!!

  56. Melanie (verified owner)

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  57. John Richardson (verified owner)

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

  58. Erin Palmer (verified owner)

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  59. 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

  60. 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!

  61. 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!

  62. 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.

  63. Kelly Hanson (verified owner)

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

  64. Minda (verified owner)

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    In love

  65. chandra tso (verified owner)

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    The Kentia is beautiful and came just as described!

  66. Thomas (verified owner)

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    Arrived looking way better than I imagined.

  67. Stephanie T. (verified owner)

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

  68. Amana (verified owner)

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  69. Melody Panek (verified owner)

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  70. 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.

  71. 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.

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