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Howea forsteriana

Kentia Palm, Sentry Palm, Thatch Palm

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The Kentia Palm is one of the most beautiful,popular and suitable palms for growing indoors. Almost unsurpassed for its tolerance of shady conditions, dry air and general neglect

Howea forsteriana has graced hallways, hotel lobbies and 'Palm Court' tea rooms since Victorian times. Where climate allows it makes a perfect street tree outside where adult plants glory in full sun - generally too harsh for juvenile plants indoors.

Although often seen as multi-stemmed potted specimens Kentia Palms are solitary trunked - but it is hard to resist the lush effect of three or more small plants together!

Howea forsteriana Identification Sheet

Origin
Lord Howe Island
Genus
Howea
Species
forsteriana
Common name(s)
Kentia Palm, Sentry Palm, Thatch Palm
Situation
Bright light to shade, moist, well-drained soil
Soil
moist, well-drained soil
Eventual height
3m indoors, unlikely to outgrow its space
Eventual spread
2m
Hardiness
Best kept above 5C
Skill level
Easy

Product warranties

We can guarantee that the plants leave our nursery disease free, but weather and local conditions might affect their survival. Make sure you always make an informed purchasing decision.

The plants that leave our nursery are in the best condition, free of disease. Kept in adequate conditions (positioning and care), the plants are guaranteed for 3 months if they are planted in the ground or one year if they are kept in their original pots. Return policy applies only to plants that are in their original pots.

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Delivery location

Due to the nature of the consignments, the courier's drivers are not insured to carry goods through your property. The standard delivery location is the border of your property or the entrance of a communal space. If other arrangements need to be made, please get in touch with us as soon as the order is placed.
Vouchers and small boxes can be posted through the letterbox, provided there is unrestricted access to it. 

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Rated 4.96 on the scale 1 - 5 based on 64 customer reviews
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Wow! Looks amazing

Buying a plant unseen, particularly when it has to be delivered by a courier, can be risky, but not so with the two palms we bought from The Palm Centre. They both looks amazingly healthy, well balanced proportion-wise and we will be ordering more soon!

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This is the third plant purchased from this company, they have all arrived in perfect condition and on time. The quality is fabulous. My earlier purchase has grown so well and really healthy, would not buy from anyone else as you get exactly what you want and order. Thankyou

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Stunning Kentia

Stunning and healthy plant - clearly grown and oackaged with love. Delighted with every aspect.

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Perfect as described

The plant was in perfect condition, well packaged and at 1.3m exactly as described. Excellent courier, gave 2 hour time slot.

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Kentia Palm

I received this palm and noticed how carefully it had been packed to ensure it arrived safely. It is now in its new position, and I have just fed it with your special palm feed, which it immediately responded to. I appreciate it takes some time for it to feel at home in its new environment, but it is looking very fine and happy, and is a lovely shape and very healthy. My recent experience with Department store palms has been disappointing, having once successfully kept a Kentia palm for many years, until it outgrew the house! So, I am hoping that buying from an expert in Kentia palms is the secret - buying quality in the first place. I was also pleased to have it at a reduced price. Many thanks.

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Beautiful!

Beautiful healthy plant that looks wonderful.

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The Palm Centre is excellent in Palms & Cycads! I`m very content!

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Absolutely lovely plant, much bigger and better than I expected. It came beautifully packaged and now looks marvellous in my living room. In fact I liked it so much I purchased a smaller one for another room.

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I have just recieved my new palm and it is so beautiful. It was by far the best price and best quality plant I have seen and I have been researching everywhere for one in my house. I am really impressed with the palm centre great communication to the customer, excellent delivery and a great product.

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Plant arrived quickly and in excellent condition. 2 weeks on and I've still not managed to kill it yet so it must be very healthy!

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The plants arrived in a very reasonable time, were exceptionally well packaged and were in fabulous condition.

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Plant arrived in beautiful condition & very well packed. Arrived late due to extreme weather conditions but well worth the wait. Now thinking of what I can order for the terrace.

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The palm arrived quickly and is a beautiful plant in great condition. Well deserved five stars.

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Both of the Kentia Palms that I ordered arrived in immaculate condition, beautifully packaged. They are huge, healthy and thriving. I'll be buying all my palms and houseplants here in future.

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The Kentia Palm was dispatched and arrived very quickly. The packaging was very protective and the palm was in beautiful condition and just as I hoped. It is now adorning my study and admired by friends!

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Having bought a palm several months ago and being delighted with it, we decided to buy another. The quality of the plants can not be faulted. They arrived well packaged with prompt delivery. We would not hesitate to make further purchases from The Palm Centre.

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Very nice product. Delivery prompt!

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Stunning plant, great service. Couldn't be happier with my beautiful palm.

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Receved my plant today very well packed and protected when opened what a lovely lush plant will defiantly but from the palm centre again thank you

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Beautiful plant and perfect condition. Well packaged and quick delivery. Highly recommend

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What a beautiful plant! Thank you so much for your care and attention. you are now the only place that I will buy my house plants from. better than A*.

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<p>Beautiful plant but unfortunately let down by packaging. The packaging staples went through onto the plant. <br /> They were difficult to get off and some of the leaves are now significantly damaged. </p><p style="margin-left:30px;"><strong style="color:#3f48cc;">Palm Centre Reply</strong><span style="color:#3f48cc;">: <br /> Thank you for your feedback. We apologise for any inconvenience caused by this situation. Our colleagues try to be <br /> careful when packing the plants for shipping, however it rarely&nbsp;happens that the packaging staples go through <br /> and pierce the plant. We'll be in touch over email to correct the issue. </span></p>

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I purchased this, with a classic Lechuza pot with watering system, as a gift. The palm is a beautiful specimen and everything was delivered punctually and very well packaged indeed. Excellent service. Thank you.

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Beautiful palm, carefully packaged, arrived quickly and in great condition. Thank you!!

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I received the best-looking Howea I have seen, let alone owned, in my life. It's enough on its own to turn a drab English grey day into a sultry tropical grey day instead.

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Our H. forsteriana arrived quickly and in perfect condition. It is a very beautiful plant, quite soothing to look at.

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Very happy with our beautiful Kentia Palm. It arrived very quickly and in wonderful condition.

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We recently ordered three Howea Palms for our office, based in Jersey and have to say that prior to payment and despatch the assistance we received was excellent. When the Palms arrived they were superbly packaged and came out looking fresh and full and well hydrated after their long journey - Really impressed and would certainly recommend The Palm Centre.

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Very pleased with our new Kentia Palm. It arrived earlier than expected, looks perfect, and I suspect it'll have a few friends joining it soon. Thank you Palm Centre, the garden looks great, and now the inside is on the way too!

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Thanks to Toby and Ellie in particular, for their kind support, care and attention, resulting in a beautiful Kentia Palm specimen arriving in peak condition. Purchased many other bigger palms as well! Would highly recommend the PalmCentre to anyone who likes the personal touch, and caring people with good ethics and keen pricing. Prash<br />

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Having had two Kentia palms for years I decided, after moving to a larger property, that more were in order. I ordered five from the palm centre. The quality is great as was the customer service.

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Received our plants today. Very quick delivery and the plants were in great condition. very healthy and super green compared to some we saw in our local garden centre. Pot was damaged in transit but thats ok. Very happy and will order some more for the living room now.

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stunning plant arrived promptly and well protected. very pleased

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Beautiful palm. Packed tightly I expected it to be delicate but no it's very sturdy and flourishing in it's new pot looking lovely in my box window.

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Excellent plants ,healthy and well protected..will certainly buy from you again

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Dispatch was delayed due to cold weather. When the temperature increased, the plant arrived, very well wrapped &amp; in good condition. It seems happy in my lounge, hopefully it will last a long time.

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Beautiful, healthy plant, exactly as described. Excellent delivery service. Will definitely buy from The Palm Centre again and recommend them to friends.

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The Palm was delayed in despatch due to frosty nights. Proves to me that the Palm Centre take great careof their plants. The Palm is brilliant with loads of green glossy leaves. It is postioned in our south facing lounge but out of direct sunlight. Will buy a different Palm for our North facing Conservatory when built!

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Can't fault it. The plant travelled the length of the country in 48 hours and is absolutely beautiful. Not a single blemish on several hundred leaves.

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Great delivery. The HFO-15 arrived in perfect condition. Not a leaf out of place. It's a large plant which looks magnificent in my conservatory.

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Very nice plant, which arrived in perfect condition. If only I had waited for the sale...

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Can't fault it!! Perfect plant &amp; perfectly delivered!

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Absolutely gorgeous plant! Was delivered very quickly and was very well packaged. Very pleased

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Bought the next to largest Kentia Palm, fantastic large palm that looks fantastic in our lounge. Arrived within a couple of days, was very well wrapped and watered. Completely free from any transit damage and in a very healthy condition. I would highly recommend this company as they are obviously the experts in their field.

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Delighted with Kentia palm. Very impressive plant. Arrived in excellent condition, well packed and protected. Would buy from The Palm Centre again.

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excellent palm in beautiful condition - just like the photograph. delivery was very fast &amp; it was packaged fantastically. cannot recommend highly enough.

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All four Kentia's arrived tightly packed in only a couple of days and in superb condition. A little expensive but far better quality and service than any other merchant I have found.

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Good delivery and plants exactly as described

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Plant arrived very safely and in lovely condition. Would definitely buy off this site again.

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Plant arrived safe and very healthy. Carefully wrapped. Looks lovely. Took about 10 days to arrive.

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Plant arrived safely, expertly wrapped. Looks very elegant in my conservatory.

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Good palm tree just right size for our living room. Excellent service and outstanding delivery.

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Pleased with quality and size of plant .Exceeded expectations. Very well packed.

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Received my palm in excellent condition, just like the picture.

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I was hesitant in placing an online order for a live plant as you never know what you will get. I was very wrong. I ordered 2 Kentia Palm 170-190 cm on Saturday evening. By Wednesday two beautiful and very healthy plants were delivered in my flat from The Palm Centre. I am very impressed of the excellent packing, the high level quality of the plants, and the professional and very quick response to delivery my order. I recommend The Palm Centre, and I will definitely purchase plants from this store again.

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This really is an excellent company with a very professional approach to customer service as well as excellent products. I came across them by accident and was initially worried about ordering a number of big plants to be delivered but I've now ordered a number for various properties (I run a letting agency in Edinburgh so often need to furnish flats) and every time I'm yet again impressed. I'll continue to order from this company.

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Excellent service, super quick delivery &amp; well packaged - all 3 Kentia Palms look stunning. Thank you...!!!

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Superb quality, well packaged. Plants arrived in top condition. They are fabulous!

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Prompt delivery. Well packaged. Soil was lovely and moist. The plant was very healthy and exactly as it is in the picture. It looks lovely in my conservatory. Will definitely use it again.

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Howea forsteriana Kentia Palm This magnificent thatch palm arrived in perfect condition. It had been so well wrapped and cared for that it came out of the wrapping without losing a leaf or any soil! It is a real bargain! I ordered HFO-10 which was on sale for £59.95. I only wish I had a bigger room so that I could order another one! I will definitely be buying from the Palm Centre again and would recommend them to anyone wanting a perfect palm!

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I received my lovely palm so carefully wrapped.It looks splendid in my living room and I just want to care for it to keep it happy.

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My 2 plants arrived today and I am very pleased with my purchases! They are both (Kentia palm and Lady palm) in beautiful condition and we're beautifully packed. Thank you!

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Received the palm today and it is stunning. Very healthy and well protected during delivery. A great size, the photos on the website do not do it justice. Thanks for another speedy delivery and another great palm to add to my collection.

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I have had many of these over my many years of keeping ornamental palms. It is a classic and the one I purchased last year from The Palm Centre is a really well-grown one of the type. It graces most styles of home decor and is quite easy to keep looking good.

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