Found this nice little cocos in my local gardencentre for €10.
I put it in the old pot of Pal's Lytocaryum insigne #1404 with some of the famous seramis pinebark mix.
Some time ago I already decided that when I'd come across one of these, I'd give it another try. I still feel the pain of having to let my previous cocos go when I moved to Amsterdam. In 8 years time it had grown into a palm of stature and I still miss it. Hope this little guy will in time grow into a worthy substitute!
Wish me luck everybody!
Hi, new poster here. Look forward to good discussions. Have a coconut in Orlando. Planted it in 2015 and made it through unprotected 2 winters just fine. Got hit by the January 2018 freeze. (6 hours below freezing, 4 hours @ 28F).
Protection: C7 lights around trunk wrapped in burlap and bed sheets. Inside thermometer by trunk never got below 40F.
Symptoms: New spears starting pushing out just a few weeks after the freeze. In March, it started showing signs of complications or stress. New fronds are wilting and some necrosis appearing. Last 2 fronds wilting in almost a "U" shape.
Treatment: After seeing some necrosis or signed of fungus, I did a treatment of fungicide and hydrogen peroxide.
Fertilizer: Like most others in Central Florida, I get spring stress from lack of Mn and K. I did my normal treatment fertilizer, K, and Mn on 4/1 (I have a regular treatment 4x per year)
1-2 weeks after freeze (2/1):
Today (4/24) Emerging spears looking ok
Palm meristem seems fine. I tug once a week and no signs of spear pulling out. Whether it is cold damage or fertilizer, is this normal after a stress event?
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I made a short trip from my home in the Orlando area to Cocoa Beach, Florida last week. As the expressway turned South approaching the coast, it was like crossing a line. Suddenly, it looked like I was in South Florida.
During the time I was over there, I traveled from Cocoa Beach all the way down to Indian River County. I crossed the Sebastian Inlet bridge and explored Orchid Island.
The entire trip along route A-1-A on the barrier island, it looked like the area was solidly Zone 10B based upon what grows there. Coconut palms are everywhere from Cape Canaveral south. Back from the exposure to the salt spray, there are Royal Palms. The 520 causeway connecting Cocoa Beach and Merritt Island has been landscaped with Royal Palms. Also, Adonidia's are everywhere as you can see from the attached pictures.
Except where the fruit has been removed to protect people and cars below, there were lots of coconuts in the trees.
Just an amazing area.