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All you need to know about Kentia Palms
The world's most popular indoor palm, Kentia Palms are also excellent in cooler subtropical climates when properly acclimated. In cool, coastal climates, such as in California, parts of Hawaii and similar regions, kentias adapt well to full sun after attaining a reasonable size.

Kentia Palm, Sentry Palm ( howea forsterania )


Lord Howe Island, New South Wales, Australia

Identifying Characteristics

Habit: Solitary; canopy of about 3 dozen leaves
Trunk: Swolen base is gray with slightly raised ring scars
Leaf type: Pinnately compound, reduplicate, arching with numerous evenly spaced drooping leaflets
Foliage Color: Dark green above, lighter green below
Leaf Size: 12 ft. long, leaflets 2.5 ft.long, 2" wide
Petiole: 4-5 ft. long,unarmed, sheathing base becoming fibrous
Crownshaft: None
Inflorescence: 3.5 Ft. long, consisting of 3-7 spikes fused at the base
Gender: Male and female flowers on the same inflorescence
Flower Color: White
Fruit Size: 1.5" long
Fruit Color: Rd
Irritant: No

Landscape Characteristics

Salt Tolerance: Moderate
Drought Tolerance: Moderate
Soil Requirements: Widely adaptable
Light Requirements: Moderate
Nutritional Requirement: Moderate
Uses: Specimen Tree, foliage plant
Propagation: Seed, germinating in 2 months to 1 year, best with heat
Human Hazards: None
Major Pest Problems: Red Scale
Major Disease or Physiological Problems: Phytophthora bud rot, stigmina and other fungal leaf spots

Source: Betrock's Guide to Landscape Palms