Kentia Palm
Scientific Name: Howea forsteriana (T. Moore & F. Muell.) Becc.
Synonym: Kentia
Howea forsteriana

Size: Slowly up to 45 feet tall (13 m) 24 feet in diameter (7.2 m)
Min. Temperature: 28F (-2C)
Water Requirements: Regular water, withstands low humidity
Sun Requirements: Light shade to shade
Origin: Lord Howe Island, eastern Australia
Germination: Must be fresh, still gives erratic results.
Leaf: Pinnate, 35 leaves with 90 leaflets not raising upward, 8-12 feet long (2.4 m). unarmed, 4 feet long (1.2 m).
Trunk: no crownshaft, Gray with rings, 5 inches in diameter (13 cm).
Flower: white, male and female flowers on the same inflorescence. Flower stalk coming from below the leaves. multiple spikes.
Fruit: reddish brown when ripe. 2 inches (5 cm). oval, pointed at both ends.
Seed: oval.

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