Golden Coconut

It is a solitary palm, performs best in bright indirect sunlight, the coconut is used for cooking, designing and tiki bar recipe

Botanical Name - cocus nucifera

Additional Info

Solitary palm which eventually gets feather-like leaves twelve or more feet (4m ) long. Useful in a container for a couple of years. Origin: Malaya Environment: Suitable only for a greenhouse Foliage: Yes Flowering: No Season: Fragrant: No Growing Ease: Requires a little extra care

60-85°F, 16-29°C Humidity: Medium humidity Lighting Needs: Does best in the bright indirect sunlight coming from the South/East/West Soil Type: A GOOD general purpose potting soil (a soil that retains water yet drains well) will suffice. Check the purchased soil to see that it is well aerated and add sand or perlite and peat moss if it seems to pack too tightly. Give the plants a chance to settle in before going back to whatever fertilization program has been successful for you. If you want to mix your own take: 1 part garden soil, 1 part coarse sand or perlite, 1 part moist peat or humus (leaf mold) and a light dusting of lime. Always use a pot with a hole. Watering: Drench and let the soil become moderately dry between waterings. Use warm water. Fertilizer: Feed every two weeks with a water-soluble fertilizer diluted by half. Do not fertilize in the winter. An alternative is a granular slow release fertilizer if applied annually in the early spring.