The Palmtree by excellence, a dream of tropical beaches. It is very cold sensitive. If you are lucky enough to live in a climate that allows growing them, remember that falling coconut can be dangerous. Although sometimes sold as an house plant, it does not survive very long without intense light.
Coconut PalmScientific Name: Cocos nucifera L.
Size: Depending on the variety, up to 70 feet (21 m)
Min. Temperature: 30°F (-1°C) The "Green Maypan" variety has been reported surviving 26°F (-3°C)
Water Requirements: Moderate water
Sun Requirements: Full sun
Origin: Unknown, present all around the world, in tropical areas
Germination: Planted with husk and fresh, takes several months.
20 to 30 regular shaped, light green leaves. 150 to 200 thin leaflets,,
up to 15 feet long (4.5 m).
3 to 4 feet long (0.9 to 1.2 m).
Trunk: no crownshaft.,
Often leaning, ringed,
up to 2 feet in diameter (60 cm).
Flower: Male and female white flowers on the same inflorescence.
Flower stalk coming from among the lower leaves.
Fruit: brown when ripe.
up to 1 foot in diameter.
'Maypan' is a recommended variety that is immune to lethal yellowing.(PHF)
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