Botanical Name: Howea forsteriana
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Common Name: Kentia Palm, Paradise Palm  
Plant photo of: Howea forsteriana
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  • Anatomy

  • Culture

  • Design

Plant Type

Palm

 

Height Range

12-25', 25-40'

 

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Sun

Half

 

Water

Medium

 

Growth Rate

Moderate

 

Soil Type

Sandy, Loam

 

Soil Condition

Average, Well-drained

 

Soil pH

Neutral

 

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Attracts Wildlife

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Information by: Jerry Sortomme Editor
Photographer: Normans/George/Thompson
  • Description

  • Notes

This palm will reach about 60' tall x 20' wide and has long, drooping leaflets that are slender and deep green.
Planting: 1. Dig a hole 1" less the depth and 2 times the width of the container. 2. Fill hole with water, let soak. 3. Set root ball in hole. 4. Fill hole halfway with native soil and water. 5. Finish back filling hole, build basin and water.