ELEGANT, GREEN LEAVES, THINNER TRUNKS
GREAT INSIDE THE HOUSE OR IN THE GARDEN
Our major focus with the Howea forsteriana has been historically dealing with their usage in landscape. But, this species – The Kentia Palm – is also an excellent house plant. We get calls about obtaining them for hotel lobbies, restaurants, and upscale business offices. Inside the home or facility they tolerate adequate light but don’t demand being in front of a window. Leaves are elegant, dark green and have a gentle arch. Trunks are thin. The squat 5g as shown below are interior quality with stretched upward leaves. Heights of this size is about six feet in the pot. This is a size that folks want for inside their homes. Or, they can be planted into the garden in filtered light. These are not ideal for shipping because of their heights. I’d recommend 5g size for mail order. Almost all are multiples with two to three plants per pot. Sorry, but I don’t have any good photos of this palm in an interior application but will show a few garden specimens. Note that, inside the home in a pot, it’s rare to see them get much taller than 12 to 14 feet in many years. Limited supply.