Plant Care Kentia Palm
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Kentia Palm

4.3 out of 5 (4 experiences)

Kentia Palm has a Browns easily plant personality Browns easily
Kentia Palm has a Fast grower plant personality Fast grower

Taxonomy

Howea forsteriana
Howea
Arecaceae
Arecales

What other plant parents say

Kentia Palm has a Browns easily plant personality Browns easily 3
Kentia Palm has a Fast grower plant personality Fast grower 3
Kentia Palm has a Survivor plant personality Survivor 3
Kentia Palm has a Large, lush leaves plant personality Large, lush leaves 2
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@Ariel
Madison, WI
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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@Cementthumb
San Francisco, CA
Rating of the plant Kentia Palm named Kent by Cementthumb on Greg, the plant care app
03/17/2021

Loves sun. Needs a big footprint.

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 city 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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