How to Care for a Kentia Palm

Kentia Palm Care

Kentia Palm makes a wonderful addition to any space. With slender trunks and graceful feather-shaped fronds, the Kentia Palm is a hardy, slow-growing palm that can tolerate low light and humidity.

Here’s how to care for your Kentia Palm.

Kentia Palm Care

Light

While tolerant of low light, The Kentia Palm will do well in a medium to bright indirect light. Keep plant out of direct sun, which can burn the leaves.

Water

Keep the soil slightly moist, not soggy, in spring and summer. Water the soil thoroughly and wait for the water to drain through, then empty any excess water sitting in the saucer. Reduce watering in the cooler months by allowing the top 3-5cm of soil to dry out before watering again.

Tip: the top of the soil may look dry but it can be wet beneath, so before watering your plant, dip your finger into the soil to feel the level of moisture. If it feels soggy, wait for a few days and check again.

Temperature & Humidity

The Kentia Palm will tolerate cool to warm temperatures and average humidity. If the air is dry, especially in an air-conditioned environment, mist your plant regularly or place the pot on a pebble tray to increase humidity.

Maintenance

Fertilise your Kentia Palm once or twice with a liquid fertiliser during the growing season.

Remove any dead or yellowing leaves.