The ideal location
The ideal location for a coconut palm is sunny and warm with high humidity. The temperature should not drop below 18 ° C even at night. Only young plants can tolerate partial shade, adult palms need 12 hours of light a day. In summer your coconut palm will also feel good on the balcony or terrace. If it gets chilly at night, she should spend the night inside.
- How do you water a coconut palm?
- The coconut palm - a popular houseplant
- Repot a coconut palm properly
How often do coconut palms have to be repotted?
Coconut palms should be repotted every two to three years because their roots need a lot of space. Be careful not to damage the delicate roots. The top half of the coconut should always look out of the ground, this is not a sign of a lack of space.
How much water does a coconut palm need?
Coconut palms need a lot of water, but do not like waterlogging. So water your coconut tree regularly. Since it also loves warmth, use lukewarm water. If your water is very calcareous, then rainwater is a good alternative.
- water regularly
- no waterlogging
- no cold water
Can you grow coconut trees yourself?
If you have a lot of patience, you can grow a coconut tree yourself. To do this, you need a coconut that is as fresh as possible, half of which you plant in a pot with substrate and water well. Cover the pot with the coconut with a transparent plastic bag and place it in a warm, light place.
The temperature should be around 20 ° C to 30 ° C and you should be patient as it takes six months or more to germinate. Alternatively, buy a pre-germinated coconut with one or two cotyledons, which is relatively cheap.
What kind of soil does a coconut palm need?
Coconut palms like a mixture of sand and potting soil, possibly also clay. The substrate should be permeable and rich in nutrients. Fertilization is only necessary twice a year, otherwise the plant will grow too quickly.
Tips & Tricks
Do not use cold tap water for watering, but lukewarm or rain water. Make sure there is enough humidity so that your palm is not infested by spider mites.