The Paradise Palm That Steals the Show

Get ready to be charmed by the Howea forsteriana, a plant that's as exotic as its name! Also known as the Paradise Palm, Sentry Palm, or the Kentia Palm, this arboreal beauty is a true showstopper, bringing a touch of tropical paradise right into your living room.

Howea forsteriana

Dappled To Partial Sun

Adaptable to both indirect light and moderate direct sun.

Low Water Needs

Requires occasional watering (once a week), resilient to some dryness.

Clay or Sandy Soils Preferred

Grows in clay or sandy soils, which can present challenges in soil structure and stability.

Highly Adaptable Soil pH

Suitable for all pH environments, from acidic to alkaline.

Safe For Humans

No known toxic effects.

Low Safety Risks For Pets

This plant has minimal safety concerns for pets.


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About Howea forsteriana

Standing tall at a majestic 20 to 40 feet, with a width of 6 to 10 feet, the Howea forsteriana is a sight to behold. Its emerald leaves are ornamental, adding a lush, vibrant touch to any space. But wait, there's more! Come the cold season, this palm bursts into a spectacular display of ivory flowers, making it a pre-winter sensation.

Did you know that the Howea forsteriana is native to Lord Howe Island in Australia? It's a true Aussie, mate!

Also known as

Forster sentry palm
Kentia palm
Paradise palm
Sentry palm
Thatch palm
Thatch-leaf palm

Our design recommendations

The Howea forsteriana is a versatile plant that can serve as a stunning centerpiece, or be planted in bunches for a more dramatic effect. Its tall, elegant structure makes it a perfect showpiece for any garden or indoor greenery. This plant is a beachfront beauty, ideal for vessels, decks, and waterfronts. But don't worry if you're not living by the sea, it's also a popular choice for indoor greenery, bringing a touch of the tropics to your home.