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Please help my palm ignorance!

Louise J
3 months ago
last modified: 3 months ago

I bought this recently at my local Whole Foods which has a small houseplant section. No identification other than a sticker saying "tropicals" or some such. I assumed it was an Areca palm, but now know there is the similar looking Kentia palm. Which is one this?

It's currently in a spot getting abundant south/southwestern light from very close windows/slider and seems to be doing fine. However, I am also looking for a large (3-6 foot ultimately) plant to put in a different room, in a darker corner spot which gets northwestern light from a large picture window about 20 feet away from intended spot. House is in northern NJ.

Depending on what this is, any thoughts/suggestions if it could be okay with lower light than it gets now?

Fyi, the cut off stems in you see in pics were like that in the store.









P.S. Happy New Year!

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