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DoomsDave

I just got this a few minutes ago from a guy who grew it in his apartment for about 20 years.

 

He’s moving out of state and it needs to go in the ground so I’m giving it to someone who can plant it in the ground preferably in Palm Springs or similar area.

Send me a PM if interested.

Too big to ship local pickup.

Palmy love to you all!

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dalmatiansoap

Wow! 20 years is absolutely respectable

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Chris Chance

Wow that's really nice! I wish I didn't get quite so cold or I would try it. Probably would like the summer heat here but too cold in winter.

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joe_OC

Saw it in person.  It’s in great condition.   Wish someone who has a large greenhouse or arboretum to keep it.   Being pampered for 20 years indoors will be quite a shock to it.

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Rickybobby

That’s amazing. So there’s hope for me as well! 20 years wow. Hope it goes to a good home 

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DoomsDave

Princess coconut has been rehomed!

 

Thank you all for your interest and will keep apprised of progress!

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DoomsDave

This has turned out to be a really serious teaching moment 

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DoomsDave

Yow

Obscenities have been screamed

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Stevetoad

this may prove or disprove if starting with a large coco makes  a difference in survival or not. 

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Palm Tree Jim
On 1/12/2020 at 1:34 PM, DoomsDave said:

Princess coconut has been rehomed!

 

Thank you all for your interest and will keep apprised of progress!

Hopefully we are updated on the palm is doing.

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Palm Tree Jim

On HOW the palm is doing.......

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Matt in OC

Wow! By the way, the coconut in the conservatory in Sherman Gardens is absolutely huge. I don't think it was planted that long ago, but it may not be long for this world. It just goes to show how fast these can be with proper conditions. 

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Hillizard

At my previous home I grew a coconut in my interior atrium which featured a cut-out in the foundation to the ground below, so the palm had freedom to root anywhere. I had to give it away after the fronds started pushing against the 14-foot skylight.  It was so large the recipient had to bring a trailer to haul it away. :D

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QUINNPALMS

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QUINNPALMS
5 minutes ago, QUINNPALMS said:

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Heres a few photos of the cocos nucifera's new home , at a higher elevation nice microclimate in Fallbrook , Ca ! I repotted it in a large concrete planter and built an enclosure around the pot with a 2100btu electric fan heater on a thermostat to get it through the cold months.

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Hilo Jason

Glad to see you got that Nick!  What happens when it’s too tall for the greenhouse?!   Maybe it could survive somewhere in your front driveway with all that concrete radiating heat for it?

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QUINNPALMS
14 hours ago, Hilo Jason said:

Glad to see you got that Nick!  What happens when it’s too tall for the greenhouse?!   Maybe it could survive somewhere in your front driveway with all that concrete radiating heat for it?

Hey Jason 

if it survives I may have to look into doing a second story on the greenhouse! I did think of maybe planting it somewhere warm but i think i will get it as large as possible first! Or plant it in the ground in the greenhouse ...

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Stevetoad

Looks like it found its way into a great home. Glad you got it. I was afraid we would never see any updates.

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Firepalm

Awesome! Good luck with it Nick!

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NOT A TA

Looks like it's getting the royal treatment! Good luck with it!

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DoomsDave

@QUINNPALMS you go, maybe share in the main forum?

We will duly worship!

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Palmalago

Put more soil so roots are covered. Water and fertilize

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