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Howea forsteriana

Kentia palm

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Features

  • BloomsJune
  • Height10m to 15m
  • Spread4m to 6m
  • Growth HabitOval palm-like
  • Flower ColourGreen-brown
  • Leaf ColourMid-dark green
  • AwardsRHS Garden Merit

Description

Howea forsteriana (Kentia palm). This plant will produce spikes of greenish-brown flowers in winter time. If this species is grown outdoors in warm climates it is rather slow growing, possibly to about about 9m with a slender trunk.

Characteristics

Evergreen, Palm

Origin

Australia

Interest and use

An indoor plant which is also suitable for a Terraria.

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Needs

  • LightPart shade
  • HardinessFrost tender (min 5°C)
  • SoilWell drained, Humus-rich
  • WaterSemi-moist

Propagation

Seed in spring at not less than 26C.

Pests, diseases or disorders

Scale insects, mealy bugs and over watering.

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