Howea forsteriana
Kentia palm, Thatch palm, Sentry palm, Paradise Palm

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Kentia palm

   

Description

   

Locality:

Lord Howe Island (East of Australia)

Cold Hardiness: 

About 24-26 F.

Trunk type:

Clean, non-crown shafted, somewhat thin.  Has green color when young, but turns to brown as ages with sun exposure

Leaf type:

Pinnate (feather shape).

Suckering/Solitary:

Solitaire (single trunk), often planted as a group.

Maintenance:

Easy

Speed of growth:

Slow

Height:

In full sun, 30 to 35 feet.  Perhaps taller in shade.

Soil requirements:

Good drainage and rich soil

Sun Requirements:

Full or partial, depending on the area.

General Description:

One of the most elegant of the palms.  Perfect for Southern California.  Can adapt to full sun or be grown in partial sun.  Great when grouped as two to five plants.

Other Notes:

Commonly used as a houseplant

Further Data:

FOR COMPREHENSIVE ARTICLE, SEE KENTIA PALM article

Also see:
Palms of Lord Howe Island
Palms As Houseplants
Cold Hardy Palms (Page 3);

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