Kentia Palm Trees
Q.

Should I try to divide my Kentia palm

Zone 94574 | bell.j added on September 17, 2016 | Answered

I have a Kentia palm that is growing in a 12” container for 6-8 years. It has developed 4 large trunks and I’m wondering if I should try to divide it. It seems healthy enough but maybe it’s getting crowded in there. Thanks very much! __________________________

A.
A.Answers to this queston: Add Answer
Alisma
Certified GKH Gardening Expert
Answered on September 18, 2016

Yes, it's a good idea to divide your Kentia palm. The alternative is to repot all the trunks together in a larger pot.

To divide, remove the root ball(s) from the pot, then gently separate the roots of each trunk from each other. Each trunk most likely has its own clump of roots that can be separated from the others without too much damage. Repot each one, water well, and keep out of direct sunlight for a few days. You might need to stake them temporarily to help them stand up.

Here is more about Kentia palm:

https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/houseplants/kentia-palm/howea-forsteriana-kentia-palm.htm

00
Was this answer useful?

Log in or sign up to help answer this question.
Did you find this helpful? Share it with your friends!

You must be logged into your account to answer a question.

If you don't have an account sign up for an account now.

Looking for more?
here are more questions about...
Kentia Palm Trees
Join Us - Sign up to get all the latest gardening tips!

Do you know a lot about gardening?
Become a GKH Gardening Expert

Learn More