Common Names: Coconut Palm
Origin: Tropical Asia and the Pacific
Growth: Upwards, old fronds naturally fall off
Light: Full sun
Foot Candles: 250+
Water: Regularly. Keep evenly moist. Can tolerate short periods of drought.
Humidity: 50% - 90%
Temperature: 18°C - 40°C
Container: Self-watering, irrigated bed
Nutrients: 20-10-10 monthly
Propagation: Seed or splitting
Interiorscape Use: Atrium, Large Potted Plant
Common Pests: Mealybugs, Aphids, Spider Mites, Scale, Thrips.
Common Issues: Old fronds naturally get pushed off.
Comments: The classic palm that comes to mind whenever the word ‘tropical’ is mentioned. Grows from a coconut and can reach impressive heights and tolerate hurricane conditions.