This classic indoor palm known as the Kentia is native to Australia, also known as the Howea Forsteriana.
Easy as, don't be afraid to cut off the brown leaves, it's like chopping off a split end doesn't mean the plant is dying.
Our houseplant friends never forget their roots, and they’ll always be the most content when their surroundings mimic their natural environment. A lover of light and a favourite at Grace & Thorn, palms are the DeLorean time machine of the plant world, transporting us back to colonial eras and glamorous hotels.
The kentia palm is especially reminiscent of times gone by, and is the perfect stand-alone plant for that empty corner you just keep meaning to fill. He’s not the most forgiving of plants, and you might have to pay him a visit with the scissors every now and then to snip off some brown leaves but more often than not they’ll grow back quickly. He’s a good guy to have around as a natural air purifier, so try and find him a home in a room you like to spend a lot of time in.
3ft Pot Size 19cm
5ft Pot Size: 24cm
6ft Pot Size: 26cm
7ft Pot Size: 28cm
(Please note these measurements are approximate, each plant will vary)
(Pot sold separately)
Mostly easy with a side of drama
20 – 35cm
Approximately 60 – 150cm inc. pot
*Please note measurements are approximate and each plant will vary
How Not to Kill Your Kentia.
Let there be light! A sunny spot is perfect but he’s a sensitive soul, so avoid any direct rays hitting his leaves or they’ll start to burn. If it’s too shady he’ll let you know that he’s not getting enough of that sweet golden glow by reaching out towards the nearest window. Moisture in the air is key, so get that mister out regularly and go to town.
Look out for brown leaves, which are a definite sign of dry air or lack of water. Try and keep the soil consistently moist without becoming soggy. Once a week in the winter and twice in the summer with the occasional bath as a treat is a good rule to follow. Oh, and take ten minutes to wipe him down every so often to get rid of any dust that has settled. A fun little side fact for you; his leaves are segmented like that to catch water and let it drain away.
Our tall houseplant friend isn’t the least bit toxic so those with pets and children don’t need to worry. His leaves won’t taste like piña colada though, so it’s probably best not to have a nibble any time soon.
Back to the Roots.
Native to Lord Howe Island off of the Australian coast, the Kentia has been known to grow up to a whopping 40 feet in height. He’s a little slow on the uptake though, so that’ll be a bit of a pipe dream for your indoor pal. Avoid re-potting unless absolutely necessary, and if it has to happen let it be in the spring because his roots are as delicate as his temperament.
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We do not ship nationwide on Saturdays or Sundays.
Please note not all of our plants are in stock, as soon as we have it we will send it to you, usually within 7 days. Also please note that this photo will differ from the plant you receive, just like we are every plant is unique!
If the plant is in stock or your order is not plant related, delivery will take place within 3 - 5 days.
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