Coconut Palm

(Cocos Nuifera)

The coconut palm is grown throughout the tropics.

Category:
Edible Fruits and Nuts
Tropicals and Tender Perennials
Palms

Height:
upto 60 ft

Spacing:
10 – 15 Ft

Hardiness:
USDA Zone: 9 to 11

Sun Exposure:
Full Sun

Bloom Color:
Orange
Red-Orange
Gold (Yellow-Orange)
Pale Yellow
Bright Yellow
Chartreuse (Yellow-Green)
Pale Green
Green

Bloom Time:
Blooms repeatedly

Foliage:
Evergreen

Other details:
Requires consistently moist soil; do not let dry out between waterings

Soil pH requirements:
6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)
6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)
7.6 to 7.8 (mildly alkaline)

Patent Information:
Non-patented

Propagation Methods:
From seed; germinate in vitro in gelatin, agar or other medium

Seed Collecting:
Allow seedheads to dry on plants; remove and collect seeds
Seed does not store well; sow as soon as possible