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So it seems coconuts can fruit in large pots, at least it seems so in Canary Islands (Puerto de Mogan).

Has anyone tried or seen this successfully?

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I remember I had seen a photo of a fruiting coconut that was in a pot that looked like it was 50-70 gallons. it is possible to make them fruit in pots but I'm not sure if the fruit would be viable.

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A coconut grown as an “ordinary” houseplant will likely never fruit. Fruit takes 2 years to set and ripen. The palm needs full sun, high heat, sweltering humidity to flourish, which it won’t get north of central FL unless grown in a conservatory. Cheaper to buy a coconut at the supermarket. My coconuts outdoors set 100s of fruit every year but the vast majority abort while immature and litter the ground. Only a few survive to ripen and many of those are not viable. Before my dwarf red spicata was taken out by Hurricane Irma in 2017 it produced only two germinating fruits that year: one I sold and one I kept as a solitary planted near my dwarf red spicata twins germinated in 2016.

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Thank you for your replies. @PalmatierMegthe idea was if you could use a big container with good soil to avoid your clay one and grow it outside, not growing it as an indoor palm. Say 70/100 gallons 450 litres.

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These ones are fruiting on Grand Canary Island:

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The only place I personally know that has potted coconuts fruiting.

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On 9/3/2022 at 8:48 PM, Cluster said:

These ones are fruiting on Grand Canary Island:

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The only place I personally know that has potted coconuts fruiting.

My guess those containers doesn’t have a bottom. 

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1 hour ago, MelvinB said:

My guess those containers doesn’t have a bottom. 

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They put them when there are stairs as well, it seems to be "floating" not grounded, but I can't be 100% sure.

Regardless these are 100 g containers from my calculations, not small.

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3 hours ago, spike said:

Possible?

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What’s the story of this coconut and why does it have a large hole under it? Pretty neat!

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@ZPalms I agree, it's so cool to see a nucifera purposefully kept this small, makes for a very unique presentation.  As for the exposed/split root structure that creates the arch effect, I'd check out Edy Marwan's youtube channel on the art of nucifera bonsai (aka Kelapa Bonsai).  His videos are super fascinating and he walks you through how to achieve all sorts of different stunning coconut palm configurations, including the exposed root technique.  As palms aren't a tree that can be pruned into bonsai in the traditional sense, I find it endlessly fascinating to see how Kelapa artists have been able to achieve mastery of the nucifera form with their intricate knife work.

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCQsDPdRH8nezo_QXGsKHkuw/videos?view=0&sort=p&shelf_id=0

 

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11 hours ago, PsyPalm said:

@ZPalms I agree, it's so cool to see a nucifera purposefully kept this small, makes for a very unique presentation.  As for the exposed/split root structure that creates the arch effect, I'd check out Edy Marwan's youtube channel on the art of nucifera bonsai (aka Kelapa Bonsai).  His videos are super fascinating and he walks you through how to achieve all sorts of different stunning coconut palm configurations, including the exposed root technique.  As palms aren't a tree that can be pruned into bonsai in the traditional sense, I find it endlessly fascinating to see how Kelapa artists have been able to achieve mastery of the nucifera form with their intricate knife work.

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCQsDPdRH8nezo_QXGsKHkuw/videos?view=0&sort=p&shelf_id=0

 

It's crazy how the roots can still deliever what the palm needs and being directly in the air, does the roots not dry out? or are they constantly keeping them moist? I don't think I'd ever could do this myself because I'd feel bad for restricting its growth but It's super interesting and looks very cool but I bet the maintaince isn't fun if your not into bonsai 🤩

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19 hours ago, ZPalms said:

What’s the story of this coconut and why does it have a large hole under it? Pretty neat!

Not entirely sure, it came up under "coconut bonsai". The hole is probably for looks.

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