Kentia Palm (Howea forsteriana)


Kentia Palm

Howea forsteriana

  • Can grow to be a medium-sized palm
  • Great indoor or outdoor palm tree
  • Deep-green colored fronds
  • Single trunk
  • Adapts to a wide range of soil conditions
  • Often found outdoors, planted in tighter areas or blocking out unwanted views
  • One of the most cultivated ornamental palm species in the world
  • Has made many cameos in movies
  • Low maintenance
  • Harder-to-find specimen size at nurseries - we have big Kentia Palms for sale at Palm Paradise!

Kentia Palms, prized for their elegant look featuring beautiful, deep green-colored fronds that arch from the crown outward, to create a tropical canopy wherever placed. Native to Lord Howe Island between Australia and New Zealand, a Kentia Palm outdoors is perfect whether planted in tighter areas, blocking out unwanted views or placed in a bright and sunny spot indoors. Howea forsteriana is a beautiful single trunk palm and also one of the most cultivated ornamental palm species in the world. You’ll find these beautiful specimens in luxury resorts and planted around swimming pools adding value and curb appeal to front yards and backyards throughout Southern California. They are a common sight in our area, often seen planted in rows along coastal areas from San Diego to Santa Barbara.

These tropical palms look incredible indoors or outdoors and can grow in the sun or shade. Indoors, they are often used in living rooms, helping to beautify and clean the air in a room. Kentia Palms are very adaptable to a wide range of soil conditions, so they’re easy to maintain. Kentia Palm care is a breeze because they’re one of the cleanest palm trees, requiring little pruning. In fact, some say they look best skinned, where its mottled trunk looks magnificent with landscape lighting. They need little to moderate water use once established and can grow to be a medium-sized palm. We recommend fertilizing with our Moon Valley Super Palm Juice once per season in spring, summer, and fall.

If you’re looking for these prized beauties in Southern California, you’re in luck. At Palm Paradise, we’ve been custom-growing Kentia palms from our seedlings for over 20 years, from only our highest quality specimens. The way we grow gives you, the customer, peace of mind knowing that you are getting only the highest quality palm trees around. We love palms and take great pride in offering our impressive selection of these stunning Kentia Palms for sale.

Buy as big as you can if you want to bring the beach or island vibe home! At Palm Paradise, we have the larger palm trees available in smaller containers, so you not only get better bang for your buck, you can have the look of natural maturity in your site right away!


Beautiful single-trunk palm

Arching evergreen fronds from graceful crown

Very wide variety of landscape applications

Known as the 'Hollywood Palm' for its common appearance in movies