From Lord Howe island in Australia, and introduced to the halls and courts of Europe by intrepid explorers and botanists, this plant is a true style chameleon.
From Georgian grandeur (a sensation when introduced from as far back as 1770) to 1980s Loft-living: the Kentia is a model palm for home cultivation.
An elegant, arching and airy palm with graceful stems and the potential to reach 15 metres in its native land (don't panic...they will grow happily, and far smaller, in your home).
A bright spot away from harsh direct sun will suit this palm. Tolerant of semi-shade, too, where it will potentially slow its growth rate but still be quite content.
Give moderate amounts of water and a nutritious and well-drained substrate for this palm.Â