Plant Care Kentia Palm

Kentia Palm

4.5 out of 5 (78 experiences)

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

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.

Taxonomy

Howea forsteriana
Howea
Arecaceae
Arecales

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 located in Louisville, Kentucky.

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

Check the growing potential in your area

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

Plant care guide for Kentia Palm in Louisville, Kentucky

Louisville, Kentucky

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Growing Kentia Palm in Louisville right now

Light needs for plant Kentia Palm in Louisville, Kentucky

Plant growth potential is currently low 📉

January 23rd, 2022

Sunlight intensity as measured by “net radiation” in Louisville is currently low 📉.

The availability of high quality sunlight in your home impacts ability for plants to thrive and is key in determ…

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Light needs for plant Kentia Palm in Louisville, Kentucky

Sunlight will increase by 28.6% ☀️

January 24th, 2022

Louisville is trending towards greater sunlight intensity!

The amount of sunlight in Louisville is expected to increase by 28.6% over the next 2 weeks to an average of 9.2 megajoules of energy per…

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Light needs for plant Kentia Palm in Louisville, Kentucky

Daylight will increase by 0.8 hours 📈

January 24th, 2022

This month, Louisville is getting an average of 6.7 hours of clear sky sunlight per day.

Hours of daylight will increase by 8.5% over the next two weeks. Your plants will get 10.3 total hours of d…

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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 keep it happy during this time of reduced sunlight intensity in Louisville, Kentucky ⛅.

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.

FAQs
Difficulty Level

Kentia Palm is generally considered an easy-to-care-for plant and makes a great choice for beginners!


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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 your location in Louisville, Kentucky, the 4” pot your plant is in, and that it doesn’t get direct sunlight.

What other plant parents say

Kentia Palm has a Survivor plant personality Survivor 42
Kentia Palm has a Large, lush leaves plant personality Large, lush leaves 41
Kentia Palm has a Pet friendly plant personality Pet friendly 20
Kentia Palm has a Fast grower plant personality Fast grower 20
Kentia Palm has a Browns easily plant personality Browns easily 19
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
Paula avatar
@Paula
leaf-1 15 Plants
xp 454 XP
globe Bedmond, England
01/13/2022

Beautiful and resilient.

Survivor Survivor
Gobbolinothecat avatar
@Gobbolinothecat
leaf-1 5 Plants
xp 111 XP
01/02/2022

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

Pet friendly Pet friendly
Browns easily Browns easily
Tom avatar
@Tom
leaf-1 4 Plants
xp 100 XP
11/10/2021

Beautiful looking plant. Brings the outdoors indoors with it jungle feel 😄

Large, lush leaves Large, lush leaves
Survivor Survivor
Paigesimpson3 avatar
@Paigesimpson3
leaf-1 5 Plants
xp 114 XP
10/29/2021

Low maintenance and beautiful strong plant

Large, lush leaves Large, lush leaves
Katya avatar
@Katya
leaf-1 7 Plants
xp 202 XP
globe Richmond Hill, Ontario
10/26/2021

Looks beautiful

Nikki1 avatar
@Nikki1
leaf-1 62 Plants
xp 2,531 XP
globe Woolwich Township, New Jersey
09/08/2021

Beautiful Palm Tree and very carefree

Large, lush leaves Large, lush leaves
Easy to propagate Easy to propagate
Survivor Survivor
Ayesha avatar
@Ayesha
leaf-1 1 Plants
xp 39 XP
globe Bradford, England
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.

Large, lush leaves Large, lush leaves
Survivor Survivor
Charlane avatar
@Charlane
leaf-1 1 Plants
xp 31 XP
globe Abbeville, Louisiana
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

Large, lush leaves Large, lush leaves
Fast grower Fast grower
Pet friendly Pet friendly
Alexcollectsplants avatar
@Alexcollectsplants
leaf-1 59 Plants
xp 1,321 XP
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 it a cup every couple of days and trim off brown bits when need be.

Large, lush leaves Large, lush leaves
Pet friendly Pet friendly
Survivor Survivor
Stephanie0993 avatar
@Stephanie0993
leaf-1 5 Plants
xp 223 XP
08/02/2021

My favourite!

Large, lush leaves Large, lush leaves
Pet friendly Pet friendly
Survivor Survivor
Browns easily Browns easily
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@Alexandria.lw
leaf-1 18 Plants
xp 275 XP
globe Davis, California
07/29/2021

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

Large, lush leaves Large, lush leaves
Martha avatar
@Martha
leaf-1 5 Plants
xp 202 XP
globe Manchester, England
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

Large, lush leaves Large, lush leaves
Easy to propagate Easy to propagate
Pet friendly Pet friendly
Survivor Survivor
Iambrandiperry avatar
@Iambrandiperry
leaf-1 19 Plants
xp 474 XP
globe Akron, Ohio
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

Large, lush leaves Large, lush leaves
Fast grower Fast grower
Survivor Survivor
Cincity avatar
@Cincity
leaf-1 2 Plants
xp 54 XP
07/08/2021

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

Browns easily Browns easily
Pet friendly Pet friendly
Survivor Survivor
Stuart avatar
@Stuart
leaf-1 3 Plants
xp 51 XP
06/16/2021

Fast grower but don’t let it completely dry out.

Fast grower Fast grower
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@Kristygoldblatt
leaf-1 88 Plants
xp 13,220 XP
globe Oliver Springs, Tennessee
06/15/2021

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

Large, lush leaves Large, lush leaves
Fast grower Fast grower
Survivor Survivor
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@_holaholapaola
leaf-1 37 Plants
xp 1,395 XP
globe Minneapolis, Minnesota
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 this one seems to be way happier. Just updated the photo 6/14/2021.

Survivor Survivor
Chw avatar
@Chw
leaf-1 14 Plants
xp 451 XP
03/17/2021

Loves sun. Needs a big footprint.

Survivor Survivor
Fast grower Fast grower
Ariel avatar
@Ariel
leaf-1 16 Plants
xp 569 XP
03/13/2021

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

Browns easily Browns easily
Large, lush leaves Large, lush leaves
Fast grower Fast grower

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