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Kentia Palm

Howea Forsteriana

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Low Maintenance
Pet Friendly
Shade Tolerant
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Nursery Pot
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I'm mad about mist, if you mist me regularly I'll love you forever!


I can handle a little shade that's thrown my way, but I prefer to be in bright, indirect sunlight.


Keep it consistent, once the top two inches of soil are dry, water me so I keep looking my best.
Botanical name
Howea Forsteriana
Kentia Palm; Thatch Palm; Palm Court Palm; Paradise Palm
Plant type
Indoor; Palm
Plant height (including pot)
70-80cm; 90-100cm; 120-140cm; 140-160cm
Pet/baby safe?
Baby and pet friendly
Growing Speed
Slow grower - max height 3m
Nursery pot size
19cm; 21cm; 24cm; 27cm

Top tip

The Howea Forsteriana, Kentia Palm, is a large indoor plant that is low maintenance, so it's the ideal plant for beginners. Shop Kentia Palms for sale online now.

About Kentia Palm

Howea Forsteriana is named after its origin - Lord Howe Island, Australia. More commonly known as Kentia Palm, this Prickle Plant is super laid back and will forgive you if you forget about it for a few weeks. No wonder its part of our low-maintenance, easy to care for range.

To further prove how easy going it is, the Thatch Palm is more than happy to live with anyone - children, animals, or otherwise! They're even relaxed about the temperature and can handle it as low as 13°C (but they do prefer 16-24°C if possible). While the Kentia Palm is a tall houseplant (max 3m) they won't put you out by growing too quickly either.

Kentia Palm care is (as you may have guessed by now) nice and simple too, regularly water and mist them and keep them in bright, indirect sunlight. They can handle some shade and their leaves will actually bleach if they get too much sun. Don't worry if your palm plant has brown tips on its leaves, doesn't mean they're sad, it’s actually perfectly normal, so just trim them to keep it looking amazing.

At Prickle, we are always here to hear you! Send us your Kentia Palm questions @prickleplantsuk.