What’s the first thing that comes to your mind when you think of a coconut tree? Tropical beaches and the ocean, right? Well, did you know that you can bring that tropical feeling into your home by planting a coconut tree?
Yes, it’s possible. Depending on the climate where you live, you can either have a coconut tree with actual fruits or a coconut palm tree (With no fruits) that gives a tropical appearance to your garden. If you live in Florida or Texas, for instance, you won’t have any problems growing a fruit-bearing coconut tree. But when it comes to cooler climates, the only option is a coconut palm tree, which doesn’t bear fruits but is great for decorative purposes, of course.
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TIPS FOR HOW TO PLANT POTTED COCONUT TREES AT HOME
(1). First of all, you have to find a fresh coconut with husk for gardening purposes. Also, the coconut water has to be inside. An empty coconut won’t grow into a coconut tree.
(2). Then you need to soak the coconut into a water bucket and leave it there for several days. After that time, pull out the coconut from the water bucket and plant it with the point down in a pot.
(3). Also, it is best to use well-draining potting soil with a little mix of sand to have the best results.
(4). Moreover, your pot has to deep enough (Around 12 inches) so that the roots have plenty of room to grow freely.
(5). Also, after you finish all of these steps, find a warm and sunny place for the pot.
(6). It usually takes from 3 to 6 months for the plant to develop before a seedling appears. And during the process, make sure that you’re not overwatering or underwatering the plant.
NOTE: When it comes to coconut trees, the process for planting directly in the ground is the same as the one we’ve described for planting in pots.