Coconut Palm
Scientific Name: Cocos nucifera L.
Cocos nucifera

Size: Depending on the variety, up to 70 feet (21 m)
Min. Temperature: 30F (-1C) The "Green Maypan" variety has been reported surviving 26F (-3C)
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.
Leaf: Pinnate, 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. round.
Seed:

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.
'Maypan' is a recommended variety that is immune to lethal yellowing.(PHF)


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