[Howea forsteriana] AKA Paradise palm plant. The undisputed King of the Houseplants, brought to the UK by the Victorians who valued an exotic status symbol. Exquisitely shaped and versatile, what's not to love about the fabulous Kentia Palm. If you have the height, go big we say! Ideal for beginners.
The undisputed King of the Houseplants, brought to the UK by the Victorians who valued an exotic status symbol. Exquisitely shaped, at ease in the starring role or as a dependable support act; at ease in an urban apartment, hipster office or stately home, what's not to love about the Kentia Palm [Howea Forsteriana]. It’s a slow grower but a most worthy investment for your interior. If you have the height, go big we say! Ideal for beginners.
Native to Lord Howe Island (Australia, New South Wales State).
Positioning + Light Needs
Keep me in a bright room but out of direct sunlight; can also tolerate light shade.
Checking the top soil for moisture (by touch) is the best way to see if the Kentia needs water. If the top soil is dry in the Summer, give him a drink; in the Winter water less but keep your eye on the top soil not drying out with your heating!
Kentias love being regularly misted, keeping their foliage fresh and airy.
Slow growing, so feed me once a month every Spring and Summer with diluted liquid fertiliser.
Palms generally dislike being removed from a pot. The best practice is to re-pot only, when it has become pot bound and take good care of the roots whilst doing so.
Child / Pet Friendly
Yes I am!
Look out for
Leaf tips going brown: air may be too dry or maybe you are under-watering; move away from heat sources, mist and check compost is moist.
Yellowing leaves: This can be a natural part of ageing process, but check plant is not being under/over-watered.
Our size guide applies to both plants and planters.
The diameter range for each is based on the following:
Plants: the total nursery pot diameter (exterior measurement)
Planters: the opening diameter (interior measurement)
Plants: The stated height for any given plant is from the ground up, so will always include the nursery pot.
Plant & Planter Fit: To find a planter for your chosen plant, start with the corresponding size category, e.g. plant size S - go to Small (S) planters.
Example 1: your chosen plant size states M | 60 | 21. This is a Medium size (M) with a height of 60cm and a nursery pot diameter of 21cm.
Go to Planters size category: Medium [21 - 29cm].
You will need a minimum planter opening diameter size of 22cm.
Example 2: your chosen plant has a nursery pot diameter of 29cm. Though this falls within our Medium range (21-29cm), you will need to look at 30cm + planters - taking you into the Large Planters category [30 - 39cm].
- We deliver ourselves (no couriers) to London / M25 zone only
- We deliver 7 days a week, including weekends!
- We don't offer next day delivery (you may be lucky though!)
- Just have to have it? If it's a planter OR a large order you especially want and you're outside the M25 boundary, it never hurts to ask!
- Before you submit an order, please consider your building access!
Orders over £50.00: FREE
Orders under £50.00: £6.50
We deliver 7 days a week. Yay!
Delivery lead time: up to 7 working days. *Date availability based on order volume / schedule. We will contact you prior to delivery to check on date / time.
Our delivery team will not ask you to sign for deliveries and will maintain social distancing. We'll look to place smaller orders on your doorstep for you to take indoors. For larger plants that need to be brought inside, we'll be happy to help subject to our building access assessment.
See full Delivery Notes here
PLANTS: We have a 14 day return policy, which means you have 14 days after receiving your plant(s) to request a return.
NON PLANT ITEMS: We have a 30 day return policy, which means you have 30 days after receiving your item(s) to request a return, provided it’s unused with original packaging and in a re-saleable condition.
We love our plants and we want you to be nothing short of delighted with your purchase.
We're with the plants from arrival with us to you, giving them the care and attention they need; so we're confident nothing will come to you sub standard.
If however you’re unhappy with your plant purchase for any reason, contact us within 14 days with your order number for a refund or exchange, provided you’ve been following our care instructions.
See refer to our full Returns Policy here