This architectural palm is a popular houseplant. This palm is slow-growing but ultimately can reach 40 feet high. It has arching, erect, feather-like fronds with green leaves that stretch around 10 to 12 feet long. The fronds grow from a slender single trunk that matures from green to dark brown.
This palm loves balmy temperatures. But it can adapt to a range of conditions, including fairly low light, dust, various soils, and moderate cold.
Once your Kentia palm is established, it will require very little care. Plan to water during dry spells, fertilize seasonally, and prune just the dead (or diseased) fronds.
Kentia palms like lightly moist soil. They don’t tolerate severe drought or overwatering well. Plan to water when the top inch of soil dries out. But make sure the soil doesn’t become soggy, as that can lead to root rot. You can slightly back off on watering during the fall and winter months as the palm's growth slows for the season.
If there’s dry air around your palm, you can mist the fronds to raise humidity.
Kentia palms are commonly sold in groups of two to five palms potted together, giving the tree the appearance of having multiple stems. So you can propagate your palm simply by division of the multiple trees.