Gardening Questions And Answers
Common Pests and Diseases Like with many indoor plants, mealybugs and spider mites are the most common pests for the kentia palm. When treating your palm for these pests, it’s best to avoid any alcohol-containing products, which can dry out the delicate fronds. Instead, use an insecticidal soap or neem oil instead.
Propagation of kentia palms is normally by seeds. To propagate kentia palm from seeds, remove fruits from the palm and soak them in warm water. After several days, remove the seeds from the fruits and place them either in a sealable plastic bag with peat or a potting soil mix or sow them shallowly in […]
They adapt to a wide range of soil, from clay to loam and acidic to alkaline. Plant container grown Kentia in well-draining potting mix, preferably on the sandy side. Once established, Kentia palm plants are fairly drought tolerant, although they do not like to be overly dry, or for that matter overly wet.
Once established, Kentia palm plants are fairly drought tolerant, although they do not like to be overly dry, or for that matter overly wet. Water only when the top inch or so (2.5 cm.) of soil starts to dry out. Mist indoor Kentia palm occasionally to provide some humidity and to remove any dust build-up.
Another aspect that makes Kentia Palms perfect for any home is that they can easily adapt to all types of soil, including clay, loam, acidic, or alkaline soil. So, you can use whatever type of soil you have on hand. We recommend making sure that you plant your Kentia Palm in a well-draining potting mix.
Kentia palm performs best when daytime temperatures are kept around 65 – 75 degrees F (18 – 24 degrees C). It can tolerate nighttime temperatures down to 55 degrees F (13 degrees C), but only for short periods. Never let the temperature drop below 50 degrees F (10 degrees C), or this could kill the […]
Kentia palm (Howea forsterana) is often grown indoors. A slender, upright stature and a tolerance for medium to low light make kentia palms ideal houseplants. In U.S. Department of Agriculture zones 9b through 11, kentia palms can also grow outdoors. In a container, a kentia palm may grow as tall as 10 feet.
Kentia palms do best in bright, indirect light but will tolerate a bit of shade. Avoid direct sunlight, as this will scorch the leaves, and keep away from draughts. They need a warm room – ideally around 18°-24°C, with a minimum of 12°C. They do best in a humid environment so keep away from radiators.