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Stelios

I guess all this tree wants is some water from time to time. That's good news.

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Cluster

What is that thing around the trunk?:) This coconut is legendary :P hope it lives another year.

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Jim in Los Altos

Looks like that watering bladder ring is doing that coconut some good. Poor thing was so thirsty. That new spear and its newest frond look good. Let's hope for a mild winter on the west coast and maybe next spring she'll start cranking out more fronds.

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Matt in OC

Yup, that's my watering bag. Happy to see its still there!

If anyone has time to drop by and water, let me know. I just do not have the time these days...

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Gtlevine

Damn that palm is Fugly.

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JEFF IN MODESTO

Somebody water that poor thing!

Its got a nice new spear pushing!

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TheWaterbug

Damn that palm is Fugly.

Hush, you! When you find a unicorn you don't inspect its teeth.

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bgl

Just imagine if all palms got this much attention! :bemused:

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Darold Petty

It's doomed if the Washingtonia is allowed to remain. The more the Cocos is watered, the faster the Washie will grow. :sick:

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MKIVRYAN

Damn that palm is Fugly.

Hush, you! When you find a unicorn you don't inspect its teeth.

Haha. Love this response! I can see how people in more palm friendly areas would feel this way but for people who struggle to grow these guys it's a gem. Just a matter of perspective.

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Xerarch

Just imagine if all palms got this much attention! :bemused:

If every palm got this much attention, there would be more palms on the internet than porn. You would click on some legitimit-looking link only to have palms popping up all over your screen like crazy.

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JEFF IN MODESTO

Looks like someone needs to do a palm assassination.

:floor:

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TheWaterbug

By the way, how does one positively identify a Cocos Nucifera? What are the distinguishing traits, especially vs. similar-looking non-nuciferous palms?

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Jim in Los Altos

By the way, how does one positively identify a Cocos Nucifera? What are the distinguishing traits, especially vs. similar-looking non-nuciferous palms?

There's no mistaking a Cocos nucifera, even an unhealthy one. There are some similar palms such as Beccariophoenix, Jubaeopsis, and Parajubaea but they are all still easily identifiable by their trunk textures, petioles, leaflet angles, etc. Coconuts are unique.

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TheWaterbug

So, has anyone visited the Unicorn Palm lately?

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Zeeth
16 minutes ago, TheWaterbug said:

So, has anyone visited the Unicorn Palm lately?

It died 

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Moose
On ‎1‎/‎2‎/‎2018‎ ‎8‎:‎11‎:‎06‎, Zeeth said:

It died 

A very slow death ... :violin:

 

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veeman55
On 10/26/2014, 1:53:46, Jim in Los Altos said:

Looks like that watering bladder ring is doing that coconut some good. Poor thing was so thirsty. That new spear and its newest frond look good. Let's hope for a mild winter on the west coast and maybe next spring she'll start cranking out more fronds.

It really irks me why that washingtonia was still allowed next to this icon that needed preserving at all costs. Has anyone ever tried to grow another in its place and remove the washingtonia?

On 1/25/2018, 9:58:47, Moose said:

 

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TheWaterbug
On 1/2/2018, 4:54:20, TheWaterbug said:

So, has anyone visited the Unicorn Palm lately?

So here it isn't, as of May, 2018. Rest in peace, brave coconut.

GhostOfNewportCoconut.jpg

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veeman55
9 hours ago, TheWaterbug said:

So here it isn't, as of May, 2018. Rest in peace, brave coconut.

GhostOfNewportCoconut.jpg

Sad reminder. Another one should have been planted in its place

9 hours ago, TheWaterbug said:

So here it isn't, as of May, 2018. Rest in peace, brave coconut.

GhostOfNewportCoconut.jpg

Pretty sadTTheyTsadTThsadTThsadTTheyTsadTThsadTsadTTheyTsadTThsasadTTheyTsadTThs

On 8/20/2014, 5:00:47, Stelios said:

Here are some photos.

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On 8/19/2014, 8:28:34, _Keith said:

 

 

Let me save you the trouble of going to the previous page in this thread. http://www.palmtalk.org/forum/index.php?/topic/42386-newport-beach-coconut-pics/page-2#entry656007

The Cyprus Coconut died of wet cold and lack of sun. 

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Stelios

 

7 minutes ago, veeman55 said:

Sad reminder. Another one should have been planted in its place

Pretty sadTTheyTsadTThsadTThsadTTheyTsadTThsadTsadTTheyTsadTThsasadTTheyTsadTThs

The Cyprus Coconut died of wet cold and lack of sun. 

This is my coconut palm here in Cyprus today. Is still alive and getting taller.

2018-07-18 09.39.20.jpg

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Lior_Gal
3 hours ago, Stelios said:

 

This is my coconut palm here in Cyprus today. Is still alive and getting taller.

2018-07-18 09.39.20.jpg

Dear Stalios,

How are you my old friend ? Your Coconut looks fantastic, I think you should get your hands on a new one, and I totally think you should Check your Soil PH levels

Watering the palm once a month with Bio-Fish Fertilizer, will help increasing soil Acidity levels, I also Recommend you to plant Banana Trees about 1.5 meters away from

the coconut surrounding it, i will protect it during winter time, and also will help to keep the soil drained, If you can get your hands on 2 banan Varieties i recommend 

to get - Saba Palntain (very tall and robust banana if taken care of), and Pisang Ceylon / Blue Java / Manzano....all of them are fast growers and will also add to 

"Tropical Vibe" in your yard. 

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Stelios

Hi Lior

Thanks for your kind words! I will try to get 1 green cocos variety in the future and see what happens. At the moment I try to get more new varieties which are not very difficult to grow here. I also have some small banana plants and one of them already has small fruits.

Best regards

Stelios

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kutsalangemon

Great job Stelios. I am big fan of your efforts:) There should be a main topic for this Cyprus Coconut. How old you coconut now and how the same old typical tropical coconut should look like in size normally? Do you protect it in winter time?

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Stelios
47 minutes ago, kutsalangemon said:

Great job Stelios. I am big fan of your efforts:) There should be a main topic for this Cyprus Coconut. How old you coconut now and how the same old typical tropical coconut should look like in size normally? Do you protect it in winter time?

Hi Mehmet.

Thank you for your comments! My cocos is 9 years old from seed. I'm not sure how tall it should be in the tropics but I think it should have a few feet of trunk and have fruits already. I have a main topic about this palm and next time I will update it too. There you can see how I protect it in the winter.

You also have a coconut. Maybe we will see one planted out and in Turkey in the right microclimate.

Best regards

Stelios

 

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veeman55
19 hours ago, Stelios said:

Hi Mehmet.

Thank you for your comments! My cocos is 9 years old from seed. I'm not sure how tall it should be in the tropics but I think it should have a few feet of trunk and have fruits already. I have a main topic about this palm and next time I will update it too. There you can see how I protect it in the winter.

You also have a coconut. Maybe we will see one planted out and in Turkey in the right microclimate.

Best regards

Stelios

 

Turkey is too wet, dark and cold in the winter to support coconuts even in the deep south

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veeman55
On 7/18/2018, 5:40:51, Stelios said:

Hi Lior

Thanks for your kind words! I will try to get 1 green cocos variety in the future and see what happens. At the moment I try to get more new varieties which are not very difficult to grow here. I also have some small banana plants and one of them already has small fruits.

Best regards

Stelios

Sorry I thought i heard your tree had died.

@Lior Gal any successful Coconut Trees in Israel?

On 7/18/2018, 5:40:51, Stelios said:

Hi Lior

Thanks for your kind words! I will try to get 1 green cocos variety in the future and see what happens. At the moment I try to get more new varieties which are not very difficult to grow here. I also have some small banana plants and one of them already has small fruits.

Best regards

Stelios

21 hours ago, Stelios said:

Hi Mehmet.

Thank you for your comments! My cocos is 9 years old from seed. I'm not sure how tall it should be in the tropics but I think it should have a few feet of trunk and have fruits already. I have a main topic about this palm and next time I will update it too. There you can see how I protect it in the winter.

You also have a coconut. Maybe we will see one planted out and in Turkey in the right microclimate.

Best regards

Stelios

 

Turkey is too wet, dark and cold in the winter to support coconuts even in the deep south

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Moose
On ‎7‎/‎2‎/‎2014‎ ‎3‎:‎06‎:‎53‎, Brahea Axel said:

 

Well, Gonzer, you don't get a T-shirt then.

 

If this coconut survives, I will buy Matthew a T-shirt, it's already designed.

 

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Matt in OC
4 hours ago, Moose said:

Not

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