Growing Coconut Trees In Your Yards

Growing Coconut Trees In Your Yards

Coconut trees are fairly low maintenance, interesting specimens for the home garden. To start to grow a coconut trees, 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. It is best to mix in a little sand or vermiculite to make sure the soil you will be growing coconut trees in drains well. The container needs to be around 12 inches deep to allow for the roots to grow properly. Plant the coconut point side down and leave one-third of the coconut above the soil. After planting the coconut, move the container to a well lit, warm spot, the warmer the better. Coconuts do best in spots that are 70 degrees F. (21 C.) or warmer. The trick to growing coconut trees is to keep the coconut well watered during germination without letting it sit in overly wet soil. Water the coconut frequently but make sure the container drains very well.

Once your coconut trees has started growing, you need to do a few things to help keep it healthy. First, water the coconut tree frequently. As long as the soil drains well, you really can’t water it too often. If you decide to repot your coconut tree, remember to add sand or vermiculite to the new soil to keep the water draining well. Second, growing coconut palms are heavy feeders that require regular, complete fertilizer. Third, coconut palms are very cold sensitive.

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