Tag Archives: Howea forsteriana

With Kentia you bring a part of Lord Howe Island home

kentia palm homeKentia

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. 

 

 

 

Photo Credit:

http://www.thegreyglobe.com/howe-are-the-waves-here/