By Fi Melbourne
I've just received my 3 sprouted coconuts in the mail. This will be my first time growing coconut and I am a bit excited and nervous at the same time as I've never done this before.
I grew up in South East Asia and my late grandfather's house was surrounded with beautiful coconut trees. Now that I've moved to Melbourne Australia, I wanted a piece of tropical paradise with me to remind me of my childhood.
Since it's currently winter now in Melbourne, the coconuts will be grown indoor. Once they get bigger... I will move them in the greenhouse. Hopefully with the right method and equipment, I would be able to grow them in the ground one day. I have about a dozen of banana trees growing in the backyard already and now I just need a few coconut trees to have my own tropical paradise.
Do you guys have any advice for a newbie like me? Do's and don'ts? I have a heat mat, grow light and humidifier to help these babies grow. Should I leave the heat mat on all night? I put plastic over them to create a humid environment. Any fertilizer at all at this stage?
Thanks guys and it's great to be a part of this community.
Is anyone able to identify the variety of this coconut palm? The nursery owner is not sure of the variety and unfortunately, he's doesn't seem interested enough to go ask his supplier. (I am hoping for them to be a Panama Tall).
My wife and I recently purchased a home with two of the same kind of palm trees. I've tried to research what kind they are but didn't realize how many varieties existed. Can someone please help me with the attached images below?
Anyone know what this tree is. The picture doesn’t do it justice but it’s so light green it’s almost blue.
By Yunder Wækraus
Saw this on a FB group devoted to our old neighborhood