Kentia palm (Howea forestiana)



Kentia palm

Howea forestiana

This palm is an endemic species from Lord Howe Island in the Pacific Ocean. Its leaf fans can be up to 3 meters long. It is an endangered species of palm tree .. It is a very elegant palm tree popular for its easy growing indoors, not requiring too much light. Probably the most commonly grown interior palm tree. As an outdoor plant, it requires a rather tropical climate, but can also grow in colder climates and tolerates temperatures below -5 ° C but only for a few hours.



Other common names:


Thatch palm


Family:


Areceae


Genus:


Howea


Plant range:


Endemic to Lord Howe Island in Australia





Characteristic:

Foliage:


Evergreen

Habit:


?

Grow rate:


Slow


Sunlight:

Min temperature 1:?


4,5 0C

Min temperature 2:?


? 0C

USDA zone:


11



Soil and watering:

Soil:


?

Ph:


?

Watering:


Medium


Size and temperature:

Ultimate height:


18 m

Ultimate spreed:


6-9 m

Time to ultimate height:


? years