We all are always proud to say where we come from. Today watching this beautiful palm, I wondered where it came from. Few quick searches helped reveal the beautiful island Howea forsteriana, Kentia came from.
The home of the Kentia palm is a tiny island in the Pacific Ocean halfway between Australia and New Zealand – named Lord Howe Island. Yes, hence the name ‘Howea forsteriana’. The palm is an elegant plant, and is popular for growing indoors, requiring little light. Out of doors, it prefers a tropical region but will also grow in a cooler climate.