Riverhouse Living RoomContemporary Living Room, New York
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PalmsPalms are architectural and look good in their own right as a standalone specimen in a room. The Kentia palm, Howea forsteriana, is the sort you might associate with the palm court tea rooms or lobbies of grand old hotels, where its used partly for its unsurpassed ability to tolerate shady conditions and dry air. It’s safe for children and pets and is slow-growing. However, the individual feathery fronds or leaves can grow up to a foot long, so make sure the plant has plenty of space as it matures. An ideal room temperature would be around 13 to 18ºC (55 to 65ºF). Kentia palms respond well to having their leaves misted once in a while and prefer a compost with good drainage. Always allow the plant to dry out between waterings. Water in the growing season, but very little in the winter months. If you need to repot your palm at any point, use an ericaceous compost. Add a liquid palm feed monthly in the growing season if you feel the plant would benefit from it.