- Survival Guide
Howard's survival guide
Howard goes by many names. Commonly referred to as the Kentia Palm, this handsome green amigo is also known as the Thatch Palm or Palm Court Palm (confusing, we know). Officially though, his name is Howea which is derived from his native land of ‘Lord Howe Island’. We think that sounds pretty neat so from now on we'll call him Lord Howard!
Our Care App will help you after your purchase.
What makes Howard so special
The Kentia Palm or Howea Forsteriana if you want to get technical, is one that much like other palms, likes his drink. So be sure to provide this tropical plant plenty of water. Weekly in spring and summer and a bit less in fall and winter. Kentia's area quite well suited for indirect light or even areas a bit further away from the window which is a nice change. They are a bit prone however to browning of the leaves which is caused by humidity levels being inadequate. A pebble tray, humidifier can help your Kentia Palm achieve higher humidity and thrive indoors!
Howea Forsteriana | Kentia Palm (L)
Good question! We measure the height from the top of the plant to the bottom of the pot (including the pot itself).
Our app will tell you exactly when and how much to feed and water your plants. Are you already a pro in taking care of your plant? Great! The App is completely optional of course.
Frequently Asked Questions
You might have some questions about ordering plants online. Makes total sense! We've combined the most common questions (and answers) below.
How do you make sure my plant arrives safely?
We are experts at packaging plants for a safe plant delivery. Our boxes have a clever design that ensures plants stay snuggly in one place throughout their journey to your home.
Will I get the same plant as pictured?
We make every effort to ensure the plant you receive matches very closely to the plant you see on our site. Always remember that these green amigo's are living creatures, each with their unique style. Let's just say we don't always look like our profile picture either!
Do I need a green thumb to begin having plants?
If you're new to plant parenthood, you should definitely try our Plantsome App. The app makes light work of plant care by sending water and fertilizer alerts to your phone exactly when your plants need it. #Easy!
How does your 3-Month Happy Plant Guarantee Work?
Are your beloved green amigo's not in good shape? Worry not, Plantsome provides a 3-month happy plant guarantee on all of its plants. Read more about it here.
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