Plant Care Kentia Palm
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Kentia Palm

4.4 out of 5 (62 experiences)

Kentia Palm has a Survivor plant personality Survivor
Kentia Palm has a Large, lush leaves plant personality Large, lush leaves

Taxonomy

Howea forsteriana
Howea
Arecaceae
Arecales

What other plant parents say

Kentia Palm has a Survivor plant personality Survivor 37
Kentia Palm has a Large, lush leaves plant personality Large, lush leaves 31
Kentia Palm has a Pet friendly plant personality Pet friendly 19
Kentia Palm has a Fast grower plant personality Fast grower 18
Kentia Palm has a Browns easily plant personality Browns easily 18
Kentia Palm has a Easy to propagate plant personality Easy to propagate 6
Kentia Palm has a Pest magnet plant personality Pest magnet 2
Kentia Palm has a Blooms easily plant personality Blooms easily 1
Alexcollectsplants avatar on Greg, the plant care app Rating of the plant Kentia Palm named Percy by Alexcollectsplants on Greg, the plant care app
08/07/2021

I love this plant, first one we got when moving into our new house and it’s great for filling up spaces. I find mine nears regular watering every though it doesn’t get direct sunlight but I just give…

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
Rating of the plant Kentia Palm named Palmer by _holaholapaola on Greg, the plant care app
06/14/2021

This Kentia plant started to die on me, it seems I may not have given it enough sunlight and/or I gave it too much water. Since I installed this app, I began a better routing for all my plants and th…

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@Ayesha
Bradford, England
Rating of the plant Kentia Palm named Palm by Ayesha on Greg, the plant care app
09/01/2021

This makes your home look so fresh and homely, it brings a little bit of exotic to your home as palm trees are associated with the beach… which means relaxation, and a feel of luxury.

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@Martha
Manchester, England
Rating of the plant Kentia Palm named Lebron by Martha on Greg, the plant care app
07/29/2021

Not the largest leaves but again adds a tropical vibe to the room and I think it looks cool and a bit funky when paired with other types of plants

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Akron, Ohio
Rating of the plant Kentia Palm named Majesty by Iambrandiperry on Greg, the plant care app
07/15/2021

I’m a new plant mommy : This Palm is beautiful and sprouts out new growth rather quickly. Placement near sunlight is important ❤️. Happy Growing

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@Charlane
Abbeville, Louisiana
Rating of the plant Kentia Palm named Your plant by Charlane on Greg, the plant care app
08/26/2021

I e wanted a Palm for soo long.. my sweet grandson gave this to me along with two dwarf palms.. in love with this plant

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Davis, California
Rating of the plant Kentia Palm named Your plant by Alexandria.lw on Greg, the plant care app
07/29/2021

Harder to keep than I thought- very finicky about water- but absolutely beautiful.

Cincity avatar on Greg, the plant care app Rating of the plant Kentia Palm named Gretchen by Cincity on Greg, the plant care app
07/08/2021

easy to overwater and underwater. browns very easily. but somehow- still kickin.

Ariel avatar on Greg, the plant care app Rating of the plant Kentia Palm named Kentia by Ariel on Greg, the plant care app
03/13/2021

It browns easily, but i think that’s due to the pot i have it in!

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Oliver Springs, Tennessee
Rating of the plant Kentia Palm named Pride n Joy by Kristygoldblatt on Greg, the plant care app
06/15/2021

This my favorite plant of all my plants I have. She is beautiful.

How to care for Kentia Palm

Water

How often to water your Kentia Palm

Water needs for Kentia Palm
0.5 cups
every 9

Kentia Palm needs 0.5 cups of water every 9 when it doesn’t get direct sunlight and is potted in a 5" pot.

Use our water calculator to personalize watering recommendations to your environment or download Greg for more advanced recommendations for all of your plants.

Calculate water needs of Kentia Palm

Water 0.5 cups every
9

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

Select the pot size

5"
Light

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A plant's growing potential is determined from its location, the time of year, and current local weather.

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Finding light for Kentia Palm in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Kentia Palm: 3ft from a window
3ft or less from
a window

Kentia Palm may have difficulty thriving, and will drop leaves 🍃, without ample sunlight.

Place it less than 3 feet from a south-facing window to maximize the potential for growth.

Select your region to see how the current weather in your area affects the placement of Kentia Palm in your home 🏡.

Nutrients

How to fertilize Kentia Palm

Nutrient, fertilizer, and repotting needs for Kentia Palm: repot after 2X growth

Most potting soils come with ample nutrients which plants use to produce new growth.

By the time your plant has depleted the nutrients in its soil it’s likely grown enough to need a larger pot anyway.

To replenish this plant's nutrients, repot your Kentia Palm after it doubles in size or once a year—whichever comes first.

Care Summary for Kentia Palm

Kentia Palm

Kentia Palm


Greg recommends:

Water

0.5 cups every 9 days

Placement

< 3ft from a window

Nutrients

Repot after 2x growth

Based on the 4” pot your plant is in, and that it doesn’t get direct sunlight.

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