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On 12/14/2018, 1:19:40, kutsalangemon said:

My coconut stop growing. Last September it fall down from pot and then I changed its pot to a bigger one and cut some of its leaves. the room is hot enough for it. It look quite healty but It doesnt grow. There is a new leaf on the way from September but It has not been moving since september but look quite green. I actually dont understand why it doesnt grow. Any ideas?

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Very nice job on the Coco so far north! It looks great!   my guess is that since you are substantially further north that perhaps the winter season and less daylight hours could trigger it to slow its growth.  Just a guess though.  Keep up the great work! 

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Stelios

Hi Mehmet

Your palm looks great! I don't think you have to do something different in growing this palm. Maybe is just growing more roots in the bigger pot. I also believe in the summer it will make a big difference.

 

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PalmTreeDude

Here is mine now. Slow, no heat given too it, but it is growing. 

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Rickybobby
1 hour ago, PalmTreeDude said:

Here is mine now. Slow, no heat given too it, but it is growing. 

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I hope you have good luck. With mine being indoors a lot I did have a root that rotted. I trimmed it best I could and. Now have a heater to help and dry the soil out instead of it sitting wet. Soil adjustments have been made 

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GottmitAlex
3 hours ago, PalmTreeDude said:

Here is mine now. Slow, no heat given too it, but it is growing. 

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Looks like a golden variety!

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kutsalangemon

Thanks for your comments so there is another coconut attempt. This was growing nice I kept it plastic bag in front of window so It took so much sunshine but for some time I forgot it and those days were too cold so It burnt. At that time root was not that much developed. Then I put it on heater and Its root developed quickly but branch still looks dark and dark green for 1 month. Any hope? What you think? Roots seems of but branch seems not ok

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PalmTreeDude
17 hours ago, GottmitAlex said:

Looks like a golden variety!

How can you tell what variety it is? I'm really bad with telling coconuts apart. A believe the nut for this one was from the Dominican Republic, if that leads to any clues as to what it might be. 

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PalmTreeDude
2 hours ago, kutsalangemon said:

Thanks for your comments so there is another coconut attempt. This was growing nice I kept it plastic bag in front of window so It took so much sunshine but for some time I forgot it and those days were too cold so It burnt. At that time root was not that much developed. Then I put it on heater and Its root developed quickly but branch still looks dark and dark green for 1 month. Any hope? What you think? Roots seems of but branch seems not ok

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I would keep, but it might die. The fact that the root is growing is a good sign though. 

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GottmitAlex
On 8/26/2018 at 2:18 PM, sandgroper said:

Thanks for your reply. That's a really healthy looking little palm, it looks to be growing quite quickly judging by previous photos,  you've definitely picked a spot that makes it happy.

Here's an update.

 

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sandgroper

Looks fantastic Alex, well done mate!

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kutsalangemon

Here is update for my coconut. Photos taken today. It stopped growing some time but now it has started to grow again but slow and a new branch is on the way. The leaf that is about to open same for almost 1 year and I do not understand the reason. Coconut is 2.5 years old.

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PalmatierMeg

Do you keep it indoors all the time? Coconuts need sun and very high heat. The coconut in your photos doesn't appear to get either of those.

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Stelios

Your palm looks very healthy Mehmet.  It's good to keep us posted and keep up the good job. Do you take your palm outside now in the summer?

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kutsalangemon
On 6/15/2019 at 11:07 PM, PalmatierMeg said:

Do you keep it indoors all the time? Coconuts need sun and very high heat. The coconut in your photos doesn't appear to get either of those.

Yes I keep it indoors all the time in a sunny corner. Room is always hot and receives 5-6 hours uf sunlight daily. The problem started when I changed ıts pot to a bigger one last year. 

12 hours ago, Stelios said:

Your palm looks very healthy Mehmet.  It's good to keep us posted and keep up the good job. Do you take your palm outside now in the summer?

Thanks Stelios I keep it inside all the time. I may put it to balcony maybe since It is too hot in Istanbul nowadays and will last till october. Direct sun without glass might be helpful

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RyManUtah

Congratulations! 

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GottmitAlex

Well, today is watering day. Second pinnate leaf has opened up beautifully.

I guess due to the heat, every month a new leaf opens up. I hope this continues into December. 

 

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Rickybobby

Here’s my latest two. Both took a week from purchase 

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GottmitAlex

Update: 

 

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Update Oct. 21st 2019

 

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GottmitAlex
On 6/15/2019 at 10:37 AM, kutsalangemon said:

Here is update for my coconut. Photos taken today. It stopped growing some time but now it has started to grow again but slow and a new branch is on the way. The leaf that is about to open same for almost 1 year and I do not understand the reason. Coconut is 2.5 years old.

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How is your coconut doing @kutsalangemon?

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kutsalangemon
On 10/22/2019 at 3:23 AM, GottmitAlex said:

How is your coconut doing @kutsalangemon?

Hi Alex

My coconut is doing well but has stopped to grow again. It has a spear for almost 2 months and waiting It to open. But in general It seems ok. Actually 2 months ago It has broke up from the coconut by mistake while I was changing its location. So really dont konw if this makes a ngative effect.IMG-9405.thumb.jpg.0de7d8c35d09b207c99e4631957234e0.jpgIMG-9400.thumb.jpg.f0d7f37339a34f6f6063c931ffaa4f7b.jpgIMG-9399.thumb.jpg.48f430a60714e44a6bb2cc3835d7c65d.jpgIMG-9403.thumb.jpg.5786fabb24b96aeef622e9b5aee63905.jpgIMG-9408.thumb.jpg.cfb35418a9d61380800c06e73d8419bc.jpgIMG-9410.thumb.jpg.d2b799293e6a8fcecf9b2d14d90ce99e.jpgIMG-9406.thumb.jpg.03515ac1654b131a7a931ce4e3efbda5.jpg

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GottmitAlex
10 hours ago, kutsalangemon said:

Hi Alex

My coconut is doing well but has stopped to grow again. It has a spear for almost 2 months and waiting It to open. But in general It seems ok. Actually 2 months ago It has broke up from the coconut by mistake while I was changing its location. So really dont konw if this makes a ngative effect.IMG-9405.thumb.jpg.0de7d8c35d09b207c99e4631957234e0.jpgIMG-9400.thumb.jpg.f0d7f37339a34f6f6063c931ffaa4f7b.jpgIMG-9399.thumb.jpg.48f430a60714e44a6bb2cc3835d7c65d.jpgIMG-9403.thumb.jpg.5786fabb24b96aeef622e9b5aee63905.jpgIMG-9408.thumb.jpg.cfb35418a9d61380800c06e73d8419bc.jpgIMG-9410.thumb.jpg.d2b799293e6a8fcecf9b2d14d90ce99e.jpgIMG-9406.thumb.jpg.03515ac1654b131a7a931ce4e3efbda5.jpg

Looking good! You may want to add bit more soil to cover those roots.

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Stelios

Great progress Mehmet! Your palm looks very healthy and soon will not fit the room! Keep us posted my friend.

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sandgroper

I put this coconut in a zip lock bag 2 weeks ago with a bit of wet peat moss and left it out under the patio, it looks like I might have a baby! Hopefully it'll survive but we'll see.

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On 10/21/2019 at 5:16 PM, GottmitAlex said:

Update Oct. 21st 2019

 

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Update on my store bought dehusked coco which germinated in my outhaus bathroom: 

At 17C no need to turn in the brood lamps. 

 

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On 10/22/2019 at 2:16 AM, GottmitAlex said:

Update Oct. 21st 2019

 

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Looking great, Alex!

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Merlyn2220

I picked up two coconuts from a place in Key Largo 2 months ago, they dropped from some big greens of some sort.  It sounds like the best germination technique is:

  • Soak in a bucket of water for 3 days.  Ones that sink are likely duds, but weighing down the floaters will help them absorb water.  Some people put an aquarium heater in there to get it to 90F.
  • Put the coconut in a big ziplock bag with moist sphagnum moss and put it in a warm spot without direct sunlight but preferably around 90F temperatures. 
  • Check to see if the eye has cracked open, the first sign of germination.  Make sure the eye is "sideways" so the root/stem can orient themselves up/down.  Some put the eye "up" and let the root wrap around the coconut and the stem grows vertical out of the nut.
  • Plant it when the stem shows the first bit of a first leaf, usually a few inches tall.  Use a typical well-draining mix.

Does this seem like a good summary?

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9 minutes ago, Merlyn2220 said:

I picked up two coconuts from a place in Key Largo 2 months ago, they dropped from some big greens of some sort.  It sounds like the best germination technique is:

  • Soak in a bucket of water for 3 days.  Ones that sink are likely duds, but weighing down the floaters will help them absorb water.  Some people put an aquarium heater in there to get it to 90F.
  • Put the coconut in a big ziplock bag with moist sphagnum moss and put it in a warm spot without direct sunlight but preferably around 90F temperatures. 
  • Check to see if the eye has cracked open, the first sign of germination.  Make sure the eye is "sideways" so the root/stem can orient themselves up/down.  Some put the eye "up" and let the root wrap around the coconut and the stem grows vertical out of the nut.
  • Plant it when the stem shows the first bit of a first leaf, usually a few inches tall.  Use a typical well-draining mix.

Does this seem like a good summary?

Well said. In my case, I planted mine in a pot upon the first stem showing all green.

(It was just about to breach the 1 gallon ziploc bag's seal).  Once the first bifid leaf opened up (2 months afterwards), that's when I planted it in the ground. 

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On 1/8/2020 at 9:31 PM, Merlyn2220 said:

I picked up two coconuts from a place in Key Largo 2 months ago, they dropped from some big greens of some sort.  It sounds like the best germination technique is:

  • Soak in a bucket of water for 3 days.  Ones that sink are likely duds, but weighing down the floaters will help them absorb water.  Some people put an aquarium heater in there to get it to 90F.
  • Put the coconut in a big ziplock bag with moist sphagnum moss and put it in a warm spot without direct sunlight but preferably around 90F temperatures. 
  • Check to see if the eye has cracked open, the first sign of germination.  Make sure the eye is "sideways" so the root/stem can orient themselves up/down.  Some put the eye "up" and let the root wrap around the coconut and the stem grows vertical out of the nut.
  • Plant it when the stem shows the first bit of a first leaf, usually a few inches tall.  Use a typical well-draining mix.

Does this seem like a good summary?

Yup you got it 

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PalmTreeDude

Here is mine now, my dogs tail beats it up daily.

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Rickybobby

And 5 months later from my original post we have this !

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GottmitAlex

Update:

82F outside.. why not show it?

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kutsalangemon

I took these photos today. The coconut is 3 years old today. It grows slow after I changed its pot to a bigger one 1 year ago, but seems healthy. I plan to create a YouTube channel to show my experiences growing coconut and other tropical plants in near future.

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1 hour ago, kutsalangemon said:

I took these photos today. The coconut is 3 years old today. It grows slow after I changed its pot to a bigger one 1 year ago, but seems healthy. I plan to create a YouTube channel to show my experiences growing coconut and other tropical plants in near future.

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Your coconut looks terrific, nice dark green leaves and throwing up a new spear, nothing wrong with that one mate, great stuff!

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DoomsDave

@kutsalangemon and @GottmitAlex, the recent escapade of rescuing the coconut has renewed my interest in threads like this.

 

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On 1/8/2020 at 6:31 PM, Merlyn2220 said:

I picked up two coconuts from a place in Key Largo 2 months ago, they dropped from some big greens of some sort.  It sounds like the best germination technique is:

  • Soak in a bucket of water for 3 days.  Ones that sink are likely duds, but weighing down the floaters will help them absorb water.  Some people put an aquarium heater in there to get it to 90F.
  • Put the coconut in a big ziplock bag with moist sphagnum moss and put it in a warm spot without direct sunlight but preferably around 90F temperatures. 
  • Check to see if the eye has cracked open, the first sign of germination.  Make sure the eye is "sideways" so the root/stem can orient themselves up/down.  Some put the eye "up" and let the root wrap around the coconut and the stem grows vertical out of the nut.
  • Plant it when the stem shows the first bit of a first leaf, usually a few inches tall.  Use a typical well-draining mix.

Does this seem like a good summary?

Pant pant pant, licky !

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BTW I created a YouTube page about tropical plants and gardening. First video of course coconut :) Hope you subscribe my channel

 

 

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GottmitAlex

February 5th, 2020. Temps went below 10c, hence I activated the brood lamps the night before. Good thing I did too, because that evening/early morning temps bottomed out at 3.3c/38F.

Here the pic of the storebought golden Mexican tall coco.

 

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JLM

This is so inspiring that when i was walking through the store, they had coconuts on sale 2 for $5, so i grabbed the 2 best sounding and looking ones. Made sure they had some juice in them. I have one soaking, the other will be held on too for if the first one fails. These are from Dominican Republic. One thing i need to know is how long it needs to soak for, i have seen several weeks and i have seen several days. 

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