Plant-of-the-Week Description

Kentia Palm

Common Name: Kentia Palm or Century Palm
Scientific Name: Howea forsterana
Family:              Arecaceae

  Native to Australia; grows to 60 feet height in native habitat; used as landscape plant in southern California and Florida; suited as  container plant or specimen for indoors; slow-growing and durable; tolerant to low lights; seed propagated; prefers  well drained medium; does well when pot-bound; spider mite problem under low humidity; leaf tip burns with poor quality water.