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Hey y’all. Hope everyone’s having a great Friday so far. I am in need of some advice on overwintering a Coconut Palm I bought from a local grocery store back in May. When I bought it, I didn’t realize what I was getting into from what I’ve read from others online. I really would like to see it live, but I understand they are truly tropical palms. I live in Zone 6B in North Carolina. Is there anything I can do when it goes inside for the winter to better its chances for survival? Thanks. 

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North Carolina - Zone 7A. Subtropical Highland Climate (CFB). Elevation - 3100ft. 
Average yearly temperatures range between 10F and 85F.

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1 hour ago, MrTropical said:

Hey y’all. Hope everyone’s having a great Friday so far. I am in need of some advice on overwintering a Coconut Palm I bought from a local grocery store back in May. When I bought it, I didn’t realize what I was getting into from what I’ve read from others online. I really would like to see it live, but I understand they are truly tropical palms. I live in Zone 6B in North Carolina. Is there anything I can do when it goes inside for the winter to better its chances for survival? Thanks. 

Welcome to Palmtalk! There's literally dozens of threads on here about overwintering coconuts indoors filled with useful info. 

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1 minute ago, JohnAndSancho said:

Welcome to Palmtalk! There's literally dozens of threads on here about overwintering coconuts indoors filled with useful info. 

Alrighty, I'll check 'em out. Thanks. 

North Carolina - Zone 7A. Subtropical Highland Climate (CFB). Elevation - 3100ft. 
Average yearly temperatures range between 10F and 85F.

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Welcome. Coconuts need warmth and humidity and lots of light. They are very cold/cool sensitive, i.e., a chilly, dry, dark northern house will kill them as surely as a night outdoors in freezing weather. Plan on providing supplemental light, heat and humidity. One of the best looking indoor coconuts I saw in photos was one a European PTer kept next to his aquarium of tropical fish.

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2 hours ago, PalmatierMeg said:

Welcome. Coconuts need warmth and humidity and lots of light. They are very cold/cool sensitive, i.e., a chilly, dry, dark northern house will kill them as surely as a night outdoors in freezing weather. Plan on providing supplemental light, heat and humidity. One of the best looking indoor coconuts I saw in photos was one a European PTer kept next to his aquarium of tropical fish.

Ok, Thanks so much.

North Carolina - Zone 7A. Subtropical Highland Climate (CFB). Elevation - 3100ft. 
Average yearly temperatures range between 10F and 85F.

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I use a dehumidifier to keep the room warm (78f) and constant humidity. I use some led grow lights I got from Amazon on all my palms and they grow steadily and healthy throughout the indoor winter months. 

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