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Caring for Your Trees

Caring for Your Coconut Palm

1. Origin: Coconut palms (Cocos nucifera) are tropical plants native to Southeast Asia.

2. Height: They can grow up to 100 feet tall with long, feathery fronds.

3. Fruit: Coconuts are the large seeds of the palm, known for their versatile uses.

4. Growth Rate: Coconut palms have a slow to moderate growth rate.


Care Tips:


1. Sunlight: Coconut palms thrive in full sunlight. Ensure they receive at least 6-8 hours of direct sunlight daily.

2. Watering: Keep the soil consistently moist. They require regular watering, especially during dry periods.

3. Soil: Well-draining soil with good aeration is crucial for coconut palms.

4. Temperature: These palms prefer warm temperatures between 65- 90°F and are sensitive to cold.

5. Fertilization: Use a balanced, slow-release fertilizer during the growing season (spring and summer). A perfect blend is water soluble 20-20-20 and can be used up to 3 times per month.

6. Pruning: Remove dead or damaged fronds regularly to promote healthy growth. When pruning make sure to cut close to the trunk of the palms and make a thorough and clean cut of the dead or dying front as to not scar.


Peter’s 20-20-20

Super Thrive

12-4-12 Palm Special slow release granular fertilizer

Coconut Palms from Oasis Palms
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