I know, I know, you’ve just been sitting around your house contemplating how to grow a coconut tree in your yard or even your house. Yes, I did say your house. Well, I’m here to say it can be done!
As one perceptive and observant reader pointed out, I haven’t posted about coconuts in a while. I love coconuts so this is problem. And, with every problem there is a solution… which isn’t exactly true. If you’ve ever contemplated how to avoid aging or had an argument with someone about how to equally distribute wealth across the planet, you’ll know just what I mean.
By the way, if you’re any kind of food lover you’ll love checking out this perceptive and observant reader’s blog: The Terrified Amateur, although, I suspect that this “amateur” is no amateur at all. It’s just all suspect!
So, back to growing coconut trees. If you live in a tropical region you could very well grow a coconut palm in your yard. I was actually quite surprised to find out how much information can be found out on the great wide web in regards to growing coconut trees! And they all make it look so easy… maybe it is… or maybe not. If you’re seriously thinking about such a thing, I would definitely check out the following resources:
How To Plant And Grow A Coconut From A Seed by Cooky Coconuts (includes a video!)
Growing Coconut Palms – How To Grow A Coconut Plant by Gardening Know How
Getting your own coconut trees going by the Friday Times
How to Plant, Grow, and Care for Your Coconut Tree by Happy DIY Home
Don’t live in the tropics? People may be surprised to know that even though all of Florida seems tropical in so many ways, in terms of growing coconuts, only south Florida, particularly the Florida Keys, is actually ideal for growing coconut palms. Not to fret though. If you have a nice warm house or a greenhouse that is say… 50 to 60 feet tall, you’re set! If not you might want to think about growing a dwarf coconut plam, which reaches a height of around 20 feet tall… that would still be a pretty tall house or greenhouse, but far better than 50 or 60 feet.
Check out the following clever resources for information on growing coconut palms outside the tropics. From what I’ve read though, this isn’t too easy, but it can be done! You can also grow coconut palms purely for ornamental purposes that do not actually produce coconuts. I know, a downer, but at least you can say that you do in fact have a coconut tree in your house!
Growing Coconuts Outside the Tropics by The Survival Gardener
How to grow coconut trees in pots by Plant Instructions
Growing Coconut Palms as a House Plant by The Spruce
Lastly, want to know just how long will it take for your coconut tree to produce coconuts? Check out the following:
I hope this little guide will be helpful to all those out there who are seriously considering growing coconut trees!
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