Light requirement and temperature
Do not place the Kentia in direct sunlight. In nature, these plants are in the shade of larger trees. In any case, avoid direct sunlight on the leaves. The plant does like a light spot, so a shady spot is no problem for a Kentia. In terms of temperature, the Kentia palm has a high tolerance. Temperatures may vary between 10 °C and 35 °C. The optimum temperature is between 20 °C and 25 °C.
Water and nutrition
Watering once a week is usually sufficient. Only during a warm period or fast drying weather with low humidity it is wise to give it some water more often. The potting soil drying out must be prevented. The Kentia is not a fast grower, so repotting is not necessary. There is sufficient basic nutrition in the soil for the first year. After the first year, fertilize a little now and then, but certainly don’t overdo it.
A few more tips:
- Avoid draughts. Do not place the Kentia near an open door or window.
- Rinse the plant twice a year with a lukewarm shower to remove dust and give the leaves a fresh appearance.