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Kentia Palm Plant Care

Posted by Hulya Mehmet on

Palms are robust, low maintenance, and a classic addition to any plant collection. Though Palms are unmistakably tropical, their elegant fronds will complement any decor. Palms tend to grow slowly, so you don’t need to worry about them outgrowing their spot too quickly.

 

Light

Your Kentia Palm will appreciate bright indirect light but they can happily tolerate lower light environments well.

Water

Water your Palm when the soil is about 50% dry. Palms do not like to sit in water, as this can lead to root rot. They can handle drying out occasionally, so don’t worry if you forget to water them once in a while.

Humidity

Your Kentia Palm appreciates added humidity. Make your Palm happy by misting them a couple of times a week, or adding a humidifier nearby. If the humidity drops too low, particularly during winter, fronds can start to crisp and die.

Temperature

Your Kentia Palm does well in normal room temperatures between 15–25 degrees. They will not tolerate temperatures below 10 degrees, as colder temperatures may lead to leaf damage.

Food

Feed your Kentia Palm once a month during spring and summer with a palm-specific houseplant fertilizer. Only apply fertilizer to damp soil, so that you don’t burn the roots.

Toxicity

Your Kentia Palm is considered to be non-toxic.

Additional Care

You can prune your Kentia Palm to maintain a certain size or shape. Pruning also encourages more branching, which will make your Palm look more full. The best time to prune is springtime when their growth naturally increases.


 

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