Coconut palm (Cocos nucifera) – Facts to know

The Coconut palm (Cocos nucifera) bears comparatively large leaves. Additionally, they look like a feather. Coconut palms produce likewise showy fruits. It has fragrant flowers. As well as, it is the best evergreen plant.

Alternative names for the Coconut palm

Scientific name: Cocos nucifera
Common names: coconut palm

Classification of the Coconut palm (Cocos nucifera)

GenusCocos L.
SpeciesCocos nucifera L.

Flowering data

FlowerShowy, Fragrant
Flower shapeCup-shaped
Bloom TimeSeasonal bloomer
Flower colorCreamy-yellow
FruitShowy, Edible
Growth rateMedium
Plant TypeBroadleaf evergreen
Leaf detailPinnate
Minimum Leaf size7 meters long
Leaf shapeFeather-like
AttractsInsect, bees, birds
Coconut palm (Cocos nucifera)
Coconut palm (Cocos nucifera)

Plant Care

SunFull sunlight
Levels of Soil pH5.5 to 8.0
Soil drainage levelWell-drained
Soil moistureMoist
Suitable Soil typeSandy, loamy, clay

How to care for the Coconut palm?

This plant grows best in particularly full sunlight. Whereas, if placed inside give it ample sunlight.

Water the plant at least twice a week. Although, Soil needs to be moist enough. However, it is suggested that do not overwater the plants.

Overall Preferred soil condition for this plant is sandy, loamy, and clay. Also, the soil needs to be well-drained.

Likewise, for the best plant growth fertilize the plant with liquid fertilizer. since it needs extra nitrogen therefore fertilizing it would be best.

Coconut plant needs above 18 °C temperature range is required to best grow.

Pot size:
Further, It can be potted in three-gallon pots.

Plant growth range:
In general, it’s height ranges up to 30 meters.

Eventually, it is suggested to remove the diseased parts.

Learn more about palms

We have written a few blogs about different types of palms. Here are some of them:

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