4.5 out of 5 (78 experiences)
About Kentia Palm
The Kentia Palm is a popular houseplant in temperate climates. They are well suited to containers and have a track record for surviving low light, dust, central heating, rough handling, drought, and neglect. Due to their large size, they make a good focal point in an interior or exterior landscape.
How to care for Kentia Palm
Kentia Palm needs 0.5 cups of water every 9 when it doesn’t get direct sunlight and is potted in a 5" pot located in Atlanta, Georgia.
Use our water calculator to personalize watering recommendations to your environment or download Greg for more advanced recommendations for all of your plants.
January 21st, 2022
Sunlight intensity as measured by “net radiation” in Atlanta is currently low 📉.
The availability of high quality sunlight in your home impacts ability for plants to thrive and is key in determini…
January 20th, 2022
Atlanta is trending towards greater sunlight intensity!
The amount of sunlight in Atlanta is expected to increase by 19.5% over the next 2 weeks to an average of 10.0 megajoules of energy per m2 p…
January 20th, 2022
This month, Atlanta is getting an average of 7.0 hours of clear sky sunlight per day.
Hours of daylight will increase by 5.8% over the next two weeks. Your plants will get 10.4 total hours of dayl…
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 keep it happy during this time of reduced sunlight intensity in Atlanta, Georgia ⛅.
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.
January 14th, 2022
The growing potential in Atlanta is low 📉.
Repotting in late fall or winter when the day lengths are shorter can be very stressful for a plant and cause it to go into shock.
It's best to repot…
What other plant parents say
I have really struggled with my Kentia palms. I have had two and both have browned very easily and look very sad (both in different rooms). I thought they were nearly indestructible, but I’ve had more luck with my Boston fern which are known for being temperamental! I’m still a plant newbie though
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 it a cup every couple of days and trim off brown bits when need be.