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MattyB

When I needed a top-notch beautiful palm to fill my front planter, I knew that Kentia was the palm for the job.

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Ken Johnson

That foliage is as nice as Satakentia IMO! WOW! :w00:

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KennyRE317

that's the best stage for kentia palms. i have 2 in the front that haven't really filled out yet after i put them straight into full blasting sun but they're really starting to put on some size

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Ben in Norcal

I'm surprised they will take full sun there. You are what, 11 miles inland? I know they couldn't here, 30 miles in.

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Pete in Paradise Hills

I'm 4 miles inland and mine fried at first but with deep watering they shoot nice new leaves and adapt

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MattyB

Yeah, I'm about 10 miles inland. Gary is probably 20 miles inland and his look great out in sun. They just need to acclimate. Mine do burn at around 100f, but they still hold nice green leaves, only the tops scorch. They take burn well.

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Pip

Kentia palms are always lovely even with a patch of burn

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Tassie_Troy1971

They sure have grown up in 16 months since my last visit !

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MattyB

Troy, they all have about a foot of clear trunk now, two of which are crazy fat!

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Darold Petty

MattyB, can you tell us the gallons/week of water for each of these palms? Thanks !

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Gonzer

So often overlooked. To me a Howea says "tropical". Nicely done Matthew.

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KennyRE317

Troy, they all have about a foot of clear trunk now, two of which are crazy fat!

i checked my memory card but i guess i didn't photo it, the last PSSC meeting at the first house there was a howea with a huge stepped base, seemed like it was 3' across easily

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MattyB

MattyB, can you tell us the gallons/week of water for each of these palms? Thanks !

Darold, for normal summer schedule, each Kentia gets 18 gallons per week.

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akamu

One of my favorites I just saw some up in santa barbra with 30ft of trunk .

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Hammer

Spent the weekend at the Anaheim Convention Center Marriott. They are everywhere at that hotel. Great looking palm.

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Axel Amsterdam

fantastic sight, Matty how many fronds do they produce that size p/year?

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MattyB

I'm not sure how many fronds; I don't count. I'd guess at least 5.

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bgl

Howeas may be common but they are still beautiful palms, and especially in a group! Way to go, Matt! :)

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Al in Kona

Howeas are such a beautiful tropical looking palm, no wonder those who live in a suitable climate grow them a lot. Makes me wonder how they might grow for me at my elevation. Yours look super nice Matty.

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Jim in Los Altos

Matty, yours look fantastic. Wouldn't it be great if these were as commonly planted as queen palms? They're SO much prettier.

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Sabal Steve

There's a mature Kentia down tje street from me that never gets water. probably has 8' of clear trunk. It looks quite good, and seems to actually tolerate the drought better than the unwatered queen palms nearby.

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MattyB

They are tough little suckers and actually pretty drought tolerant if kept in shade. I've posted this pic before, but look at my neighbor's Kentia. It looks great, just has a super skinny trunk from all the years sitting on a dry, rocky substrate. It would probably be fried if it was in full sun, but in the shade, it just stunted out and kept on growing.

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Axel Amsterdam

Matty, i remembered your ' need some ideas' thread en found this picture of exactly 2 years ago. It would seem your kentia's almost outperform your queens?

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