The Kentia Palm has to be one of my favourite palms, its elegant and graceful looking Palm and does relatively good indoors. A Kentia Palm always looks Stylish planted in a White Out Pot or planted outside in the garden. The Kentia Palm makes for a stylish component to your home.
Kentia Palm Current Height - 70cm planted
- Light: Kentia palms prefer indirect sunlight. Do not expose the plant to direct sun unless it is acclimated as a seedling to direct sun. While they can grow in low light conditions, you will get more foliage if they get more light.
- Water: Water your kentia palm weekly in summer, letting the soil dry between waterings. Do not allow it to sit in water. Perfect drainage is essential. It is good to mist your palm. If the air is too dry or it isn't watered enough you will see brown leaves. If you are watering it too much, you may see yellow tips on the leaves, which can progress to yellow speckling.
- Temperature: In the cold season, this plant can withstand 12 degrees, but it prefers warmer temperatures.
- Soil: A fast-draining, well-aerated potting mix is recommended.
- Fertilizer: Fertilise monthly only in the spring and summer with liquid fertilizer or slow-release pellets. Palm fertilizer is preferable. Be aware that this palm is slow-growing. If you fertilize it too much, you may see the tips of the lower leaves turn brown.