Howea forsteriana - Kentia Palm
Botanical Name: Howea forsteriana
The Kentia Palm is a striking tropical plant, which luckily can thrive in average indoor conditions.
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Height: Grows slowly, but can reach up to 8 ft (2.4 m) indoors
Light: Kentias tolerate shade better than some, but you'll get a healthier, greener plant by giving your palm bright, indirect light year-round. Take care not to put it in direct sunlight, which may cause brown scorch marks on its leaves.
Water: Keep soil lightly moist spring through fall. In winter, allow the top half of the soil to dry out before watering again. Too much water will cause leaves to turn yellow then brown. To keep Kentia palm looking its best, brown fronds can be cut off.
Humidity: Kentia palm likes high humidity (around 50-60% relative humidity). If the relative humidity drops below 40%, use a cool-mist room humidifier. Brown leaf tips are a symptom of dry air, although this is common even on healthy palms.