I’ve came to believe that royal palms seem to be pretty reliable within 2-3 miles of the ocean in Volusia county from south Daytona all the way through new Smyrna beach Etc. There are even some tall coconut palms right on the beach at this property just north of Bethune beach in New Smyrna. I know these all made it through the freeze in 2017-2018 with some damage but they’re completely recovered with huge racks of coconuts! What’s most impressive about these larger palms is that they could rival what you’d see in south Florida! For reference I’ll post some of the royals in port orange, and the coconuts in NSB. I’ll also post my own royal palm 10 miles inland. (I know some of these plantings have been discussed prior in other threads, but these were taken about a week ago after our most recent light freeze hit the area)
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.
Hello everyone, I was looking at an app called iNaturalist, which is an app that lets you post and look at observations of plants and animals around the world, and I typed in Cocos nucifera and found this post in northern Morocco by the Mediterranean Sea. Does anyone know any information about this? I thought that it would be too cool in the winter for them there.
It's that time of year again! This marks the 30th anniversary of the release of Corona's "Christmas Tree" ad. And, appropriately enough in the year of the Corona virus (no affiliation). It's the second longest running TV commercial that has been shown every year in the US since 1990. Always has been one of my favorites. Merry Christmas everyone!
I have a serious problem with germination of the coconuts. Many coconuts start to rot during the germination (some seedlings survive only). The surface of the coconuts and the embryo are covered with the white fuzzy / powder mold. I realize that the germination of the coconuts from the supermarkets is often associated with a high risk of failure, but if it is possible, I would at least want to minimize the formation of the molds on the coconuts. Since I grow the coconut palms indoor (I have a large south window where I grow my coconut palms for several years), I would like to use some natural (not chemical) fungicides. So far, I've only tried potassium permanganate, but it didn't help. What other natural fungicide do you recommend? I read on the internet that some natural products can be effective, such as: cinnamon, hydrogen peroxide, ethanol (short-term action only), seasalt water (coconut palms tolerate it highly), baking soda and liquid grapefruit seed extract (GSE). At the moment I don't have the opportunity to experiment with all the possibilities, so to make my situation easier, I want to ask you: Which natural product has the best fungicidal effects to kill the white fuzzy / powder molds?