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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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In buildings with a more modern aesthetic, architects and designers frequently favor clean lines in both the plants, such as Sanseveria, and in their containers; in more traditional buildings, design tends to incorporate more lush plants, such as kentia palms, and classic container styles.
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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.
These covered the genera Pteris (Adiantaceae) Asplenium (Aspleniaceae) Aglaonema Alocasia Caladium Dieffenbachia Monstera and Philodendron (Araceae) Schefflera (Araliaceae) Oxalis (Oxalidaceae) and Licuala Kentia Livistona (Arecaceae).