Cocos (Cocos Nucifera) - Care tips
Cocos (Cocos Nucifera)
Do you have dreams about vacations with white beaches, palm trees and sipping from coconuts? This plant brings that paradise right inside your urban jungle, the Coconut Palm. She has a pretty and minimalistic look to her, which we all love. These plants come from tropical coastal areas worldwide. Coconuts are the biggest crops being produced within the tropics. Normally the shells would go to the waist, but we found use of the waste products, think of cocos fiber in our soil mixes and coconut shells as candle holders or bowls!
Cocos Plants Care Tips
The Cocos palm is a slow grower, so you do need some patience to care for her. But on the other side, she won’t take up too much space, so she will fit in most urban jungles! Even the ones with pets and kids walking around in them!
Light and placement for Cocos plants
This tropical plant would love to receive lots of bright, indirect light. Maybe even a little bit of direct sunlight. Due to her tropical heritage, she would prefer a temperature between 20 and 24 degrees. Her bare minimum is 18 degrees and she also likes to be kept out of any drafts.
Since the Cocos palm is a thirsty lady, she likes to have moist soil at all times. This will result in her needing water several times a week. This will increase in summer when it's warm or when the humidity is low. She likes to be kept in a humid environment, so a spot in a bathroom or kitchen is very suiting for her.
You can provide your Cocos palm with some PLNTS nutrition during the growing season. Add a portion to your water every 2 weeks, that should be enough.
The only way to grow a Cocos palm is directly from a coconut. These coconuts should have husk on them and water inside of them. You can soak it in water for three days and then plant it. Very slowly you will have a Cocos palm.
Most common pests on Cocos plants
You should keep your eyes open for mealybugs, spider mites, scale and thrips. You can have a little plant inspection from time to time. A loupe might help, since some pests are so tiny that it’s hard to see them with the naked eye. You can always go to our PLNTSdoctor page to diagnose your plant and see what the best remedy is to solve your itchy problem.
Are Cocos plants poisonous for your pets or children?
No! Our lovely coconut lady is safe to have around our beloved children and pets. :)
Cocos plants for sale
Are you up for tropical vibes in your urban jungle?! At PLNTS.com you can buy Cocos online, like the Coconut Palm. Whether you like your Cocos plant big from the start or prefer to grow them from tiny BabyPLNTS into full-grown PLNTS - we’ve got you covered!