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Kentia Palm
Howea forsterana

Aracaceae (formerly Palmaceae)

Stems are slender; leaves are deep green and fan-like with a slight arch; the central nerve is scaly on the underside of the leaf.

Plant Form or Habit: upright

Plant Use: large foliage

Exposure: low

Flower Color: not important

Blooming Period:

Height: up to 48 feet


Foliage Texture: coarse medium

Heat Tolerance: high medium

Water Requirements: low

Additional Comments: The genus Howea is named for Lord Howe Island, and the species is named after the capital, Kentia.


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