Howea forsteriana - Kentia palm
The Howea was named after its place of origin, the Lord Howe-islands in the Pacific Ocean, close to Australia.
The plant flourishes indoors . It is a true shade-lover, so avoid direct sunlight. Keep the plant slightly damp and water about once a fortnight. Between May and September, add some nutrients to the water once a week.
Suitable for anywhere in the house.
Requires little attention.
Ideal temperature 15-27 C.
Semi-shade, no direct sunlight.
Keep damp, compost must not dry out.
Apply fertiliser once every week in summer.