About a week ago I picked up a small cocos nucifera from a local plant shop here in Seattle. Last night (after some deliberation and a whiskey or two) I decided to try and turn it into a bonsai piece. This is my first ever attempt at bonsai as well as my first time growing cocos nucifera so I'm prepared for disaster lol. I just wanted to share some pics of the process with you guys and see what you think
My thinking is over the next few months the roots will grow down into the media of the bonsai pot, so when I remove the upper plastic sleeve I'll be able to remove the lava rock from underneath the coconut and have it be elevated above the soil on it's roots like stilts.
The next step will be figuring out the best way to slice down the existing leaves and prune them into what will eventually become that small curled bonsai shape. I've watched a lot of youtube tutorials on this and have an idea of how to do it, but if anyone has tips on the best way to do this I'm all ears, I'm pretty much winging it at this point so any help is appreciated!
Chamaedorea radicalis growing in a pot in my balcony. Athens , Greece , zone 10a
This is my first attempt at germinating a store bought coconut. So far it has been doing well. I am noticing the newest fronds coming out are lighter in color with some browning. Is this normal? I am not really familiar with trying these. I know they need heat and humidity. It is sitting on a pad on top of my radiator. The room is kept at 50% humidity and inside the bag it’s probably closer to 70%. Below are some pictures, sorry for the quality.
I was going through old pics and came across this unusual palm I took a photo of at Silver Springs. At first I thought Phoenix Roebelenii, after a closer examination it looks like an old pygmy Butia. It's a sweet looking palm and wanted to share. I would like one for myself now. What do you think?
Hello, I went to Egypt, Hurghada, I saw something what my eyes can’t believe. Is it Coconut?