A coconut tree is an exceptional plant which is at home in tropical countries. With its pinnate leaves the coconut palm is beautiful to look at.
If you have access to a fresh coconut, you might think that it would be fun to grow a coconut plant, and you would be right. Growing a coconut palm tree is easy and fun. Below you will find the steps for planting coconuts and growing coconut palms from them.Coconuts are exotic, edible fruits produced in coconut trees.
The coconut tree is a kind of palm tree with a single, straight trunk and it has got lots of uses and great importance since prehistoric times. It is one of those trees where you can find uses for all the parts including the fruits, wood and leaves. In many places in South India, coconut trees are widely cultivated and they are grown in homes as well as farms for profit as well as for home use.
Easily grown in average, medium moisture, well-drained soils in full sun. Prefers fertile, slightly alkaline, loose, somewhat gritty loams with good drainage. Add lime to acidic soils to adjust the soil pH. Best grown with regular and consistent moisture during the growing season.
|Plant Height||30 inch (76 cm)|
|Plant Spread||7 inch (18 cm)|
|Maximum Reachable Height||Upto 30 m|
|Flower Colour||white flower seen inside coconut when broken(its seen rarely)|
|Bloom Time||May to june.|
|Difficulty Level||Easy to grow.|
To start to grow a coconut plant, begin with a fresh coconut that still has the husk on it. When you shake it, it still should sound like it has water in it. Soak it in water for two to three days. After the coconut has soaked, place it in a container filled with well-draining potting soil.
|Watering||From May to September, the palm should be abundantly watered ,however without drowning the plant. From October, the amount of water can be slightly reduced.|
|Soil||Well-drained soil. The soil should be sandy-loamy and alkaline which is the beach/cayes environment.|
|Temperature||21 C and above|
|Fertilizer||Starting in spring, the coconut palm should be fertilized with liquid fertilizer.|