Kentia Palm, Howea Forsteriana

Regular price £140.00
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Also known as the thatch palm, they are the pinnacle of all palms - glossy green leaves that work in any space. 
Hailing from Lord Howe Island near Australia, these palms are still propagated from seeds on the island itself, and the seedlings are exported around the world, supporting the only nursery on the island and the small local economy.
The palms are very slow growing, tolerant of most light conditions and needs watering just every so often. 

Best space & place

Medium to bright but indirect light. Full sun will scorch the leaves. Keep indoors all year.

When to water & feed

Once a week should be ample. A good mist between waterings is a good way to keep the Howea happy. Water sparingly in winter.

Need to know

Slow growing, so buy the size you are after as it could take years to achieve much growth. 

Size Information:

Height (Including pot):  160-180cm 200cm 220cm 230cm 260cm
Width: 70cm 100cm 70cm 80cm 60cm
Tufts (Plants in pot): 5/6 5/6 9/10 9/10 10/11
Nursery Potsize (Diameter / Height):  24cm / H22cm 27cm / H27cm 30cm / H30cm 40cm / H30cm 50cm / H37cm
Decorative Pot Required (Opening / Internal Height): 26cm+ / H24cm+ 28cm+ / H28cm+ 32cm+ / H32cm+ 42cm+ / H32cm+ 53cm+ / H39cm+

Decorative pot not included, available to buy here. The plant will be delivered in a plastic nursery pot.
For no fuss or mess you can put the plant in the growing pot it arrives in straight inside a decorative one. This also allows allows excess water to be drained after watering. 
For a good fit the opening (not diameter) and height of the new decorative pot need to be several centimetres greater than the current growing pot.
Here are recommended sizes - 

Size Diameter / Height Minimum Decorative Pot Opening Required
2 Litre

⌀17cm H13cm


4 Litre

⌀20cm H16.5cm


7 Litre

⌀25cm H20cm


10 Litre

⌀28cm H22.5cm 


15 Litre

⌀33cm H30cm


20 Litre

⌀35.5cm H32.5cm



For a seamless finish where the plant is potted into the decorative pot, liners are available to prevent water leaking and the pot from damage.

We also offer a potting service

Our library of plant care guides with useful information can be viewed here.

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