Kentia Palm
(Howea Forsteriana, Thatch Palm, Paradise Palm Plant)
Light:
Kentia Palms thrive in bright, indirect light to dappled sun. Prolonged exposure to bright direct sunlight may burn and scorch their leaves.
Water:
Your Kentia Palm enjoys weekly waterings. Allow her soil to dry out between waterings, especially during the winter - when you might only need to water your plant fortnightly.
Humidity:
Kentia Palms do not have particular humidity needs.
Temperature:
Your Kentia Palm does not have any particular temperature requirements, but will suffer if subjected to temperatures below 10ºC.
Fertiliser:
Feed with general houseplant fertiliser monthly during the growing season (spring to summer).
Toxicity:
Kentia Palm is non-toxic and suitable for homes with small children and pets.
Additional Care Information:
Susceptible to mealybugs and spider mites - make sure you keep an eye on your plant to tackle pests quickly if they appear.
Troubleshooting:
  • Yellowing tips that are turning brown with leaning fronds: indicates your Palm has been underwatered
  • Browning Leaves: suggest your plant has not been getting enough light or has been over-fertilised.