Coconut Palm Care
The most important conditions to grow the Coconut palm is plenty of sun, humidity and well drained soil with sand mixed in. For healthy and fast growth abundant water is necessary. Annual temperatures should be 70 F and higher.
If you live in colder climate, you can grow this tree in a pot. It willn’t grow very tall. For protection you can move it in during winter time or put a large bag over this palm. For best growth move it out in the summer.
The Coconut palm tree requires a large variety of nutrients. The most common problems with this tree are caused by boron, manganese, magnesium and potassium deficiencies. The leaves turn brown, die and fall off. To prevent deficiencies from occuring use specific fertilizers on a regular basis.
This tree is susceptible to several serious diseases such as lethal yellowing, coconut leaf beetle and others. Control and prevention is the most important way to grow successfully the Cocos nucifera.
The palm bears coconuts all year around. Fully mature fruits require about one year to ripen. They can be harvested when young or they fall down of the tree by themselves when ripe. The harvesting methods vary among different countries.
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