20 Gallon
Palm / Coconut
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Palm / Coconut

Latin Name:

COCOS

Plant Type:

Palm

Description:

Seedling trees will give a number of years of use before getting too big for most situations.

Origin:

India, Malaya

Environment:

Suitable only for a greenhouse

Foliage:

Yes

Flowering:

No

Fragrant:

No

Growing Ease:

Requires a little extra care

Temperature:

60-85°F, 16-29°C

Humidity:

Medium humidity

Lighting Needs:

Does best in bright indirect sunlight coming from the South/East/West

Soil Type:

A GOOD general purpose potting soil (a soil that retains water yet drains well) will suffice. Check purchased soil to see that it is well aerated and add sand or perlite and peat moss if it seems to pack too tightly. Give the plants a chance to settle in before going back to whatever fertilization program has been successful for you. If you want to mix your own take: 1 part garden soil, 1 part coarse sand or perlite, 1 part moist peat or humus (leaf mold) and a light dusting of lime. Always use a pot with a hole.

Watering:

Drench and let soil become moderately dry between waterings. Use warm water.

Fertilizer:

Feed every two weeks with a water soluble fertilizer diluted by half. Do not fertilize in the winter. An alternative is a granular slow release fertilizer if applied annually in the early spring.

Plant Pests:

Prone to scale and spider mites. Always inspect any new plant for pests before introducing it to your home or greenhouse.

Propagation:

Seeds at anytime. Ripe nuts that have not been dried should sprout in a few months if half buried in a good mix and left in a frost-free place.

Gardening Tips & Care:

Clean the leaves with damp cloth and place pebbles or gravel in the drainage dish to hold water and increase the humidity, make sure the pot is sitting on the gravel and not in the water. Mist occasionally with warm water (lime free to avoid leaf staining).

Is Genus:

Yes

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