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Kentia Palm

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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

WeightN/A
DimensionsN/A
Size

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

48 reviews for Kentia Palm

  1. Britni Thiesen (verified owner)

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

  2. 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.

  3. Cindy R. (verified owner)

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    I received another beautiful, healthy palm from Plantz.com

  4. 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.

  5. Cindy R. (verified owner)

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  6. 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.

  7. Ryan W. (verified owner)

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

  8. 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

  9. Austin (verified owner)

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  10. Anonymous (verified owner)

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

  11. Nancy S. (verified owner)

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

  12. Cindy R. (verified owner)

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  13. Jerre (verified owner)

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  14. Anonymous (verified owner)

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    beautiful, healthy plant

  15. Hanane Boned (verified owner)

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  16. Anonymous (verified owner)

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  17. 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.

  18. 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.

  19. 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!

  20. 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!

  21. 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!

  22. Allen (verified owner)

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  23. Cindy R. (verified owner)

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

  24. 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!

  25. 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!

  26. james davenport (verified owner)

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    Looks amazing

  27. Brian M. (verified owner)

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  28. 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!

  29. Anonymous (verified owner)

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    The palm is very beautiful and the service was commendable!

  30. 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 !

  31. Anna (verified owner)

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  32. 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!!

  33. Melanie (verified owner)

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  34. John Richardson (verified owner)

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

  35. Erin Palmer (verified owner)

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  36. 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

  37. 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!

  38. 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!

  39. 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.

  40. Kelly Hanson (verified owner)

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

  41. Minda (verified owner)

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    In love

  42. chandra tso (verified owner)

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    The Kentia is beautiful and came just as described!

  43. Thomas (verified owner)

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    Arrived looking way better than I imagined.

  44. Stephanie T. (verified owner)

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

  45. Amana (verified owner)

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  46. Melody Panek (verified owner)

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  47. 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.

  48. 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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