kentia

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kentia

(ˈkɛntɪə)
n
(Botany) a plant name formerly used to include palms now allotted to several different genera and still used commercially to denote the feather palm genus Howea; native to Lord Howe Island, popular as greenhouse or house plants for their decorative arching foliage: family Palmaceae
[named after William Kent (died 1828), British botanist]
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Palm trees, including the lady palm, kentia palm, fishtail palm and parlor palm, can be grown in containers, and often transition well between indoor and outdoor spaces all year.
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Mascarenhas said the common indoor species being brought to the camp include howea fosteriana or the Kentia Palm, dracaena massangeana, phaleonopsis, anthurium and dracaena marginata.
Since the 1920s, Lord Howe has been exporting the endemic kentia palm for office decoration; it remains the island's only major non-tourism-related industry.
Nowadays apart from its soft tourism, the other multi-million dollar industry on the island is growing kentia palm seeds that are exported worldwide.
This declined from the 1870s, along with the south-western Pacific whaling grounds, and a kentia palm industry was established which flourishes to the present day.
An upright, columnar bamboo palm (Chameaodoria seifritzii) is more practical in a narrow walkway than a 4' wide sprawling Kentia palm (Kentia foresteriana).
INDOORS: Kentia palm (Howea for-steriana) tolerates low light and low humidity--excellent qualities for potting it up and keeping inside.