Howea Forsteriana – Kentia Palm

Howea forsteriana is also known as kentia palm, which is one type of flowering plant belong from Arecaeae family as well.  This plant is widely growing in Norfolk Island regions of the world. Basically, this plant is considered as slow growing palm group. This kind of palm tree prefers topical climate and cooler climate for quick and comfortable growth. Now, this plant is used in both indoor and outdoor area for decorative purpose to make any surrounding healthy and energetic.

Height: 12 m in time, but slow growing

Uses: Mostly used in home and garden décor to keep it attractive and eye catching tropical palm.

Planting Tips: Tropicals climate and right kind of soil helps this plant for quick growth and look evergreen as well.

Soil Type: Mildly acidic soil includes 6.1 to 6.5 pH level is generally considering as the suitable for this plant active growth.

Aspect: Full sun or Partial Shade requires.

Pruning: Little care before booming time to keep its root area clear is essential to keep this plant healthy and quick growth as well.  

Water requirement: Medium water in regular basis helps this plant for smoother growth and overwater always restricted.

Feeding:  Feed once within Spring and summer including slow release of fertilizer always helpful to this plant for health and quality booming. Avoid feed in winter as well.

Pests and problems: With proper climatic condition and care this plant faces fewer problems from pests attack.

Climate:  Southern Australia as well as Northern New Zealand.

 

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