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Rickybobby
4 hours ago, MelvinB said:

New picture taken 30 min. ago. 

The 2 visible “V-leafs” are certainly growing wider/bigger. 

No problems so far, even it hasn’t sun every day. 

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Awesome. If I hadn’t of over watered mine it would be as big as yours. Hopefully my next seedling makes it 

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MelvinB
4 hours ago, Rickybobby said:

Awesome. If I hadn’t of over watered mine it would be as big as yours. Hopefully my next seedling makes it 

Yes, i dont over-care my Cocos, which works better in my own experience. 

My Beccariophoenix is also pushing a new leaf.

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cm05

Here’s mine in its soon-to-be new pot:

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It’s been outdoors during the day, indoors at night lately and it’s taking off like a rocket after spending the winter indoors.

This is the only palm I have that hasn’t sunburned (max UV Index 8/9 now), despite going straight from a southern window into full all-day sunshine. Even new growth is unfazed.

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MelvinB

I really want a second cocos, but i don’t think my girlfriend likes this idea...:lol2:

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MelvinB

There’s a new leaf coming next to the pen marking. 

I cranked up the brightness a bit so it’s better visible. If you could look top down, you can see it even better. 

 

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MelvinB

Here in Holland we have a few days with excellent weather, so Cocos (and Becarriophoenix also)  is placed outside out of the wind, temperature around 33 degrees Celcius. End of the day it’s going inside again.

The new leaf is coming along nicely. 

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Rickybobby

Tomorrow I will be posting on YouTube and here my secret to germinating store bought coconuts. It is a revised version of my mentors of YouTube 

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sandgroper
2 minutes ago, Rickybobby said:

Tomorrow I will be posting on YouTube and here my secret to germinating store bought coconuts. It is a revised version of my mentors of YouTube 

Look forward to seeing that!

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Makaisland Palms

What's the word on that coconut sprouting video? Do you have a link?  Thanks!

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Rickybobby

Sorry guys I posted the video on a new thread but here it is 

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Rickybobby

Picked this guy up tonight as you can see as I mention in video the germination eye wants to push and this is in a cold grocery store 

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Makaisland Palms

Right on, thanks!  That's a good trick.

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wimmie
On 2/26/2019 at 2:26 AM, Rickybobby said:

What do you guys think if I pot my next one in clay pebbles and perlite only no soil? Remember will be in a pot forever ?

Just let a coconut sprout into a pot with only claypebbles, water and a waterlevelindicater. You are creating a palm on hydroculture which I did some years ago. The palm did well until spidermites struck the plant.

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Rickybobby

Hey everyone since my other coconut is still tiny and just germinated. I picked up this guy today from my local palm nursery 

it was in a tiny pot which is good. Most of the roots except for one on the very bottom are excellent  iam 2 weeks away from putting the palms outside by the pool for the season so today he has an awesome spot with south west exposure and also his own led grow light for the cloudy days. The room is between 75 and 80f daily 

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sandgroper

Looking good mate! That's a great room you have set up there, you could spend hours playing around with your palms in there.

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Rickybobby
5 minutes ago, sandgroper said:

Looking good mate! That's a great room you have set up there, you could spend hours playing around with your palms in there.

Oh I do! When my daughter is kept busy I spend an hour a day in there. Good therapy for me. It’s good when I get some larger ones in there because they’re breathing literally adds 10 percent humidity to the room

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MelvinB

So, winter is over and yesterday i decided to repot my Cocos to a new container.

When i broke the old container to get it out, i was impressed how long the taproot was which was only hanging in the air. (No soil) 

I managed to let the rootball intact when putting it in its new container. 

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Rickybobby
1 hour ago, MelvinB said:

So, winter is over and yesterday i decided to repot my Cocos to a new container.

When i broke the old container to get it out, i was impressed how long the taproot was which was only hanging in the air. (No soil) 

I managed to let the rootball intact when putting it in its new container. 

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That looks really dry. I will post my indoor coconut winter projects soon 

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MelvinB

Yeah, i keep it on the dry side a bit in Winter. Works perfect and its pushing new leafs very quick.

When the sun is shining a lot more, i will give it more water like i did before. 

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Rickybobby

Enjoy this coconut in the video germinated in a week under my conditions 

 

 

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Aleitalyyy
On 16/3/2020 at 07:31, MelvinB said:

 

 


 
Hello how is your coconut?  Put a picture? I also have one planted in sea sand
 
 
 
 
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MelvinB
6 hours ago, Aleitalyyy said:


 

Hello how is your coconut?  Put a picture? I also have one planted in sea sand
 
 
 
 

It’s doing fine as you can see. 
Some old leaves are browning, but that’s normal. 

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Aleitalyyy

Ciao @MelvinBche risultato straordinario ...

Ne ho uno anche qui in italia, l'ho preso al supermercato lo scorso maggio, ora è a casa perché di notte fa freddo ... 

Spero che il mio resista in casa fino a marzo ..

L'ho piantato nella sabbia marina pensando che avesse un migliore drenaggio delle radici, ma a volte si forma la muffa ... forse la fibra di cocco era migliore come substrato?

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MelvinB
35 minutes ago, Aleitalyyy said:

Ciao @MelvinBche risultato straordinario ...

Ne ho uno anche qui in italia, l'ho preso al supermercato lo scorso maggio, ora è a casa perché di notte fa freddo ... 

Spero che il mio resista in casa fino a marzo ..

L'ho piantato nella sabbia marina pensando che avesse un migliore drenaggio delle radici, ma a volte si forma la muffa ... forse la fibra di cocco era migliore come substrato?

I had to do a translation of your text to understand what you’re saying haha. 

You need a fast draining soil with fertilizer in it. 
I use this soil:

https://www.mypalmshop.com/palm-potting-compost-45-ltr

 

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This potting compost has been specially developed by us for use with palms. It comprises Suscon to against sciaridae (a common pest). It also comprises three types of bark, many sorts of osmocotes (21-7-21+trace-elements), low-EC peat and pumice stone (4-8mm) to supply minerals at ph 5.5 and to aid drainage. This special mix is used by many professional palm growers and does not need to be complemented or fertilized for 16 months!

 

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Aleitalyyy

 

i'm sorry he didn't translate me and i wrote in italian ahhahahah i'm sorry..

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Aleitalyyy

 

this looks like an excellent soil! I'll try it in march when i pour..

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Aleitalyyy

@MelvinB hello when you have time I'm  curious to see your alfredii.... has she grown a lot? 

I changed my coconut land to palm soil...

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John in Andalucia

It's Coco time! My Malayan Red Dwarf is now almost 2.5 years old.

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PalmatierMeg

Spectacular, John!

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Jan Jo

Incredible, John! Does it spend summer outdoors in London? It looks too perfect :)

I've got one I've had for 3/4 years which winters indoors... It wouldn't survive a Cádiz winter, though this year I've left it later than usual to bring in since we haven't had any cold yet. I brought it in yesterday, but it looks a lot more beaten up than yours (more so than the photo portrays).. Probably doesn't like our dry winds.. 

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John in Andalucia
47 minutes ago, Jan Jo said:

Incredible, John! Does it spend summer outdoors in London? It looks too perfect :)

I've got one I've had for 3/4 years which winters indoors... It wouldn't survive a Cádiz winter, though this year I've left it later than usual to bring in since we haven't had any cold yet. I brought it in yesterday, but it looks a lot more beaten up than yours (more so than the photo portrays).. Probably doesn't like our dry winds.. 

It spent the first year and a half in a south-facing kitchen window. I posted about it in another topic: https://www.palmtalk.org/forum/index.php?/topic/56974-a-coconut-in-london/

Well, we moved house in February, and now it has this wonderful conservatory, again south-facing. It's been in the garden this summer, sure, but I'd be worried about UV damage to leave it there for too long. 

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John in Andalucia
2 hours ago, PalmatierMeg said:

Spectacular, John!

Thank you, Meg!

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