By Fi Melbourne
I've just received my 3 sprouted coconuts in the mail. This will be my first time growing coconut and I am a bit excited and nervous at the same time as I've never done this before.
I grew up in South East Asia and my late grandfather's house was surrounded with beautiful coconut trees. Now that I've moved to Melbourne Australia, I wanted a piece of tropical paradise with me to remind me of my childhood.
Since it's currently winter now in Melbourne, the coconuts will be grown indoor. Once they get bigger... I will move them in the greenhouse. Hopefully with the right method and equipment, I would be able to grow them in the ground one day. I have about a dozen of banana trees growing in the backyard already and now I just need a few coconut trees to have my own tropical paradise.
Do you guys have any advice for a newbie like me? Do's and don'ts? I have a heat mat, grow light and humidifier to help these babies grow. Should I leave the heat mat on all night? I put plastic over them to create a humid environment. Any fertilizer at all at this stage?
Thanks guys and it's great to be a part of this community.
I’m wanting to try and germinate a coconut. The grocery stores up here only have the small husked coconuts. Would anyone be able to ship a fresh one off a tree? Thanks!
Home Depot was having a sale on 3gal c. Nucifera so I bought one. I plan on keeping it in a large planter through this winter until I plant it out in the spring.
any advice on soil type for the planter?
originally I potted it in about 50/50 native soil (central florida sand) and top soil. But it seems to hold moisture more than ideal.
perhaps mix in some play sand? Or miracle grow tropical soil mix?
thanks in advance
Hello to everyone on Palm talk, I just got approved today and I am excited to be part of this community.
I have a few questions about my small coconut that I found at a local nursery. First, is it possible for anyone to id it at the size that it is? I think that it is a green dwarf variety because it was grown in a nursery in Miami, but I'm not sure. Second, how big should the pot be as it gets larger, and how often should I repot it? Lastly, are the brown tips and spots in the photos normal or is it caused by something? The reason I have so many questions is because I heard that coconuts are hard to grow indoors during the winter and I want mine to be as healthy as possible so that it has a higher chance of surviving. Any other advice will be greatly appreciated.
By The Steve
Anybody know about these? Experiences?