The Kentia Palm is one of the most popular indoor palms across the world. Being a pretty hardy plant, this makes for a good beginner plant. Under the right conditions, the Kentia Palm can grow up to 10 feet tall indoors. They are native the islands of the South Pacific and show off their long, arching foliage beautifully. To care for it, you want to think tropical, mimic their natural habitat as best as possible.
Kentia Palms prefer indirect sunlight. They do well in shaded areas, with a bit of light flashing through. They are tolerant of low light conditions but the plant will grow more foliage if there is a bit of filtered sunlight.
Thinking tropical, the Kentia Palm likes to be kept well-hydrated but never soaking wet. In the summer and spring, water frequently. In the fall and winter, let it dry out between waterings. Yellowing leaves are saying it is being overwatered. Brown tips indicate the palm needs more water.
Humidity & Temp
For any tropical plant, they like warmer temperatures but for the Kentia Palm, they can tolerate temperatures as low as 25 degrees Fahrenheit. However, it will appreciate temperatures above 60 degrees. As for humidity, the Kentia Palm will benefit from added humidity from a humidifier.
Kentia Palms are not particularly picky with their soil. Any well-draining soil will be beneficial for this palm. We recommend Fox Farm Ocean Forest potting soil.
Fertilize the Kentia Palm monthly but only during the growing season, spring and summer. Be careful about how much because they are prone to getting fertilizer burn.
- Pet friendly?
Yes, all palms are pet friendly!