Howea forsteriana


Howea forsteriana (Kentia Palm) is one of the most beautiful, popular and suitable palms for growing indoors. Almost unsurpassed for its tolerance of shady conditions, dry air and general neglect Howea forsteriana has graced hallways, hotel lobbies and ‘Palm Court’ tea rooms since Victorian times. Where climate allows it makes a perfect street tree outside where adult plants glory in full sun – generally too harsh for juvenile plants indoors. Although often seen as multi-stemmed potted specimens Kentia Palms are solitary trunked – but it is hard to resist the lush effect of three or more small plants together!