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Kentia requires a bright, warm place with no direct sunlight. Give particular regularly (not cold) water to the pot soil never dries out. To prevent unsightly leaf tips helps to spray the plants regularly or put the plants outside in the rain in the summer. Old or ugly leaves can be cut off. In temperatures above 12 ° C, the plant can also go out. Give the plants in the growing season every 2 -3 weeks fertilizer.
The origin of the Kentia Palm is in Australia at Lord Howe Island. Hence the Latin name Howea forsteriana. Under natural conditions, the palm can be up to 18 meters high and 6 meters wide.
Already in 1800 the palm was discovered there and is one of the first palms that were grown specifically for the living room. It is a strong and elegant plant that comes up well in both sunny and shady areas.
The beauty of the Kentia is that these biologically produced. The trees are propagated by seeds to break dormancy are 30 weeks and required temperatures of up to 35-40 degrees Celsius. The plant itself grows slowly, production time can be up to 7 years.
The health of the plant. Note infestations as shield, socket or mealy bugs, which are difficult to combat. Also watch for spider mites, recognizable by grayish leaves and due to dry conditions.
The kentia palm is a favorite palm for office or home.