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Indoor Kentia Palm (Howea Forsteriana)

This is an absolutely stunning looking indoor Kentia Palm. Look luscious and able to transform any space into paradise with its beautiful, large, dark green and weepy leaves.

Not only an elegant, air-purifying and resilient plant, it can also tolerate some neglect, cooler temperatures and dry air conditions making it a low maintenance and trouble-free palm to provide lush, leafy, tropical foliage and an exotic element to any home or office interior. Howea Forsteriana is also sometimes called the Sentry Palm or Thatch Palm.

plant is about 2.5 years measuring from 50cm to 80cm.  Our measurements are based from the  top of pot to the end of longest leaves. Photo is only indication of plants. 

Plant Care 

  • Soil: Prefers rich, well-drained soil with good organic content.
  • Watering: Keep soil consistently moist but not waterlogged. Reduce watering during the cooler months.
  • Temperature: Ideal temperatures range between 15°C and 25°C. Tolerant to cooler temperatures but not frost.
  • Light: Thrives in low to moderate light conditions; avoid direct sunlight.
  • Fertilising: Use a balanced, slow-release fertilizer like 14-14-14 every three months during the growing season.
  • Pruning: Minimal pruning needed; just remove dead or yellowing leaves as necessary.
  • Mulching: Not typically required but can be beneficial in retaining soil moisture.
  • Pest Control: Watch for scale and spider mites. Treat with insecticidal soap or appropriate pesticides when needed.
  • Flowering and Fruiting: Rarely flowers or fruits in indoor settings; primarily grown for its foliage.
  • Potting: Suitable for container growing. Choose a container that allows for growth; repot every 2-3 years.
  • Feeding Regime: Consistent feeding with a balanced fertilizer supports healthy foliage development.

We ship our plants and garden supplies throughout New Zealand. Due to the increased costs of shipping and packaging, we now apply a minimal delivery charge. After offering free shipping for three consecutive years, we find it necessary to adjust this policy to align with current market conditions. However, we have lowered our prices to help offset this change.

Please note, we do not ship plants or garden supplies internationally from New Zealand. We do export plants and tissue culture materials from our overseas nursery, which requires a minimum order. Please contact us at hello@exoticanz.com to discuss your specific requirements.

Shipping (per plant)
Auckland & Northland: $20
Rest of North Island: $25
South Island: $35
Rural Address: Additional $5

Shipping Garden Supplies
Auckland & Northland: $10
Rest of North Island: $15
South Island: $20
Rural Address: Additional $5

Delivery

  • Our plants are available for shipment throughout the year, depending on stock levels. Typical delivery times range from 5 to 7 business days, although they can take up to 10 business days depending on the destination.
  • We take extra care in packaging; most of our plants are secured in bespoke inserts and shipped in individual boxes to ensure they arrive undamaged.
  • Deliveries are scheduled once a week, typically on Monday. If you place your order over the weekend, we aim to dispatch your plants on the following Monday. This scheduling allows our team to prepare your order thoroughly and ensures the courier has sufficient time to deliver your plants safely, avoiding any unnecessary delays over the weekend.
  • All orders are shipped via courier track and trace service (not signature required)
  • We cannot deliver to PO Box addresses.
  • If you have a rural address, please contact us beforehand to discuss the best delivery options and avoid any potential issues.

Additional Delivery Information

  • We dispatch our plants year-round, as most are shipped with soil. During the winter months, we closely monitor weather conditions and may temporarily delay shipments if the weather is particularly severe. Our packing process includes adding insulation when necessary to protect the plants against temperature extremes.
  • In summer, we ensure that plants are thoroughly watered before they leave our nursery. Occasionally, we may need to ship plants bare-rooted, particularly when they cannot be comfortably re-potted into smaller packaging for shipping. We will always discuss this with you in advance if your plant needs to be shipped in this manner.
  • It's important to note that shipping can be a stressful experience for plants, often due to spending several days in a dark, confined space. While most plants withstand this with little to no stress, some may experience leaf drop. However, they generally recover quickly with some additional care, including proper watering and gradual reintroduction to light after arrival.

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