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Howea Forsteriana 'Kentia Palm' Seeds

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1 silver tin of 5 Howea Forsteriana ’Kentia Palm' Seeds(care guide included)

About the seeds:


beginner | intermediate | advanced

germination time

~1 year




1 seed per soil pod or planter

recommended planter

soil pod, nursery planter or ziploc baggie with

sphagnum moss or perlite

time to maturity

2+ years

seed prep

pre-soak | scarification | stratification | none


greenhouse | paper towel method | moss-in-a-bag


80F - 90F

About the Plants:


 small palm with lush leaves


beginner | intermediate | advanced

growth speed

slow | medium | fast

size of plant

3' - 12' 


full sun | partial sun | shade | grow lights 


sandy and acidic coconut coir/peat-based potting mix


warm | cool


cats | dogs | no


thrips, scale, mealy bugs, spider mites, root rot, leaf spot


heavy | moderate | light


We recommend using the following to sow the seeds: 

Store these seeds in a cool, dry place if not planting right away. It is recommend to plant them right away, the longer they are stored, the lower the germination rates will be.

These are some of the most difficult seeds to germinate, so a good setup with a heat mat, greenhouse and grow lights is recommended to maintain the proper humidity and temperature. 

(Find more info on germinating seeds by going to our seed guide)

These seeds are for the 2024 growing season.

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how difficult are these seeds to grow?

Houseplant seeds are generally trickier to grow than your more common garden seed varieties- they require a specific setup and more time to sprout. You can find the difficulty for each seed variety specified under the "about the seeds" tab on each product page.

We definitely recommend following the setups outlined in our seed guide here, and you can find further details in our blog!

how long does it take for the seeds to germinate?

Houseplant seeds take longer than most seeds to germinate, the average time for germination is 2-3 weeks. If you're curious about the sprouting time for a specific seed variety, you can find that information in the "about the seeds" tab on each product page.

how do I grow houseplant seeds?

All of our orders come with a basic starter guide for you to follow, but our seed guide here goes in much more detail and also offers alternative seed starter methods.

We also include additional planting tips specific to each seed variety under the "instructions" tab of each product page. If you need extra help, don't hesitate to reach out to us at!

my seeds aren't germinating, what do I do?

Houseplant seeds are tricky, and sometimes certain more difficult varieties can take some practice to finally get them to sprout!

If you're having trouble with the seeds, you're not alone. Luckily there are ways to sometimes salvage seeds by adjusting the setup- this quiz can help diagnose any issues you may have with your setup and make suggestions for how to improve it.

You can also email us at and we can help out! If the seeds still aren't germinating, we'll send out a replacement :)