Howea Forsteriana 120cm
Pot: 21cm Height: 120cm
Light: Prefers bright, indirect light but will tolerate shade. Direct morning or afternoon sunlight for a few hours a day should not harm an established plant, providing it is not too harsh.
Water: Allow the top of the soil to dry out before watering. Do not over water.
Temperature: Average household temperatures 16-24°C, but no lower than 13°C. Avoid draughts.
Humidity: Howea forsteriana prefers increased humidity levels. Place on a shallow gravel tray filled with water and mist regularly. Ideal for bathrooms and kitchens.
Feed: Liquid fertiliser can be applied occasionally during the growing season. Do not over-feed.
Care Tips: Dust (or shower) from time to time and remove any dead stems, cutting close to the trunk. Brown tips can be trimmed if required, but avoid cutting into any green foliage.
Air Purifying: Palms clean and improve air quality by filtering formaldehyde, benzene and carbon monoxide toxins from the surrounding environment.
Height and Growth Rate: Ultimate indoor height 2-3m. Very slow growing.
Origin: Lord Howe Island, Australia.