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Kentia forsteriana

Will tolerate medium to low light levels.

1ft (30cm) to 10ft (3m)+

Unwieldy fronds can be cut off to improve the overall shape

Scale insect

An uplighter behind palms will create beautiful shadows.

The palms tend to lose the upright shape when they mature and spread a little wider.

The Howea palm or Kentia palm. On aesthetics alone this would have been at the number one spot. Its beautiful arching fronds look at home with traditional and modern decor.   It was bumped into second place as it doesn’t keep its shape as long as the benjamina.

Kentia or Howea forsteriana

Kentia palms growing at a nursery