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Howea forsteriana

Common Name(s):
Kenita palm, Thatch palm
Category:
Trees
Comment:

A popular houseplant in temperate climates this slow growing palm requires little light.  They have a track record for surviving low light, dust, central heating, rough handling, drought and general neglect.  Due to their large size they make for a focal point of an interior landscape.

Height:
30 feet
Flower:
The kentia palm produces an inflorescence about 3.5 feet long which consists of white flowers on 3-7 spikes which are fused at their bases. Male and female flowers are produced in the same inflorescence. Mature fruits are dull red and egg shaped, about 1.5 in long.
Zones:
9b to 11
Habit:
upright
Texture:
airy
Width:
10 feet
Growth Rate:
slow
Leaf:
It has elegant airy pinnately compound fronds and a slender trunk with trunk rings. The leaves are dark green on top and lighter green underneath.
Tags:
interiorscape, houseplant, focal point, specimen plant, house plant

NCCES plant id: 2925

Howea forsteriana	Howea forsteriana
Forest and Kim Starr, CC BY - 4.0
Howea forsteriana	Howea forsteriana
tanetahi, CC BY - 4.0