The Kentia palm, or Howea Forsteriana, is an ornamental houseplant. Originally the palm comes from islands to the east of Australia.
By nature the plant is very easy, but so is its family. The Kentia palm belongs to the Araceae. And that? These are strong houseplants with few demands.
Taking care of the Kentia palm
A semi-shade pitch is perfect for the Kentia palm. Ideal if you don’t have such a sunny room!
What about water? The Kentia palm doesn’t have a problem with that either. In the summer once every 5 days a sip of water is fine. As soon as autumn arrives, you can reduce your watering. If you only water once every 2 weeks in winter.
Propagating the Kentia palm
A Kentia palm is cut by separating the roots. Easier said: divide the root ball into several cuttings. For the cuttings of the Kentia palm you don’t need any or almost no supplies. Just a lot of patience.
Attention! Many houseplants can be cut in water. However, we advise you not to cut the Kentia palm in water. Just give the cuttings a new home straight away in a flowerpot with fresh potting soil. That’s all you can do.