Instant jungle plants. Rhythmic and lush, the essential palm for every home collection
As potted plants Kentias are fairly tolerant of neglect: they can withstand low-light conditions, low humidity, infrequent watering and cool temperatures. However, it is advisable to give Kentias bright, indirect light to encourage growth and a more robust appearance; Kentias placed in dark corners with little natural light tend to look leggy and grow very slowly.
The roots are very sensitive to disturbance, so gardeners should only repot Kentias after they have become extremely root bound in their existing pot, and even then should take special care. They appreciate regular water but should be allowed to dry out between waterings. Overwatering, or allowing the roots to sit in water, can induceroot rotand kill the palm. An indoor houseplant fertilizer should be applied regularly in the spring and summer to encourage growth.
If used indoors, make sure to mist the fronds three times a week with waterto raise the humidity levels and keep the fronds looking green and healthy.