When and How to Water Kentia Palms

The Kentia Palm, also known as Howea forsteriana, is a popular choice for indoor plant enthusiasts. It thrives in moist soil and should be watered once a week or when the top 1-2 inches of soil are dry. Proper drainage is important to prevent overwatering. Watering slowly and thoroughly is recommended, stopping when excess water drains out. Watering needs will vary depending on the season, with more water required in summer and less in winter. Factors such as light, soil type, pot size, and water quality should also be considered. Using the finger test method can help determine when to water. Overwatering can lead to yellow fronds and root rot, while underwatering can cause dried fronds with brown tips. Following these watering guidelines will help keep the Kentia Palm healthy and thriving.