I have 2 coconut palm trees that were started many years ago .. they are turning yellow, they have never done this before.. the palms are 5 and 6 feet, what kind of fertilizer should they be getting. They were the pride and joy of my husband .. he has sense passed and I want to save these trees .. please any help would be greatly appreciated …
How to grow coconut palm trees as houseplants?
Coconut palm is not an easy plant to keep healthy indoors. Kudos to your late husband for his success.
Many find it difficult or, anyway, with little chance of success, to grow Cocos nucifera (coconut palm trees) as houseplants. However, if there are right conditions of temperature, light and humidity, coconut palm trees will grow like any other houseplants and bring home a very interesting exotic air for a long time. It can reach up to 3 meters tall.
In general, they require lots of direct sunlight and high humidity. Water thoroughly when the top inch or two of soil feels dry. Let it get drier in the winter, but never completely dry. Fertilize with any standard fertilizer, but only when it is putting out healthy new growth. Check regularly for spider mites on the undersides of the leaves.
Where from you can get palm trees?
Cocos nucifera (coconut palm trees) can be obtained commercially. You can buy it! You’ll find them in pots, with leaves emerging from a walnut half covered with earth. It has a gray stem that can see traces of fallen leaves / cut. Coconut leaves are long, in the form of feathers, curved, slightly rigid, dark green. It needs temperatures around 20 degrees. You may hold it on the balcony or in another room with cooler temperatures that do not drop below 15 degrees Celsius. Supports hardly dry air, therefore, place it near other plants for moist microclimate. However, the foliage to be sprayed, steady stream.
Cocos nucifera (coconut) likes to stay in full sun, so do not hesitate in summer to remove it in an empty space (on a sunny terrace or in the garden). As soon as you buy, however, it has required a period of acclimatization, 1-2 weeks, when you hold it in a shadow place before locating the coconut palm tree in the desired location, very bright and warm.
Flowering and multipling coconut palm trees
In its natural environment in the Pacific Islands, coconut palm trees have flowers and then coconut fruits. In the apartment, planted in a pot, coconut palm trees will not develop fruits and flowers.
If you want to multiply a coconut palm is advisable to use coconuts that germinate quickly. This is a difficult plant, so don’t put too much pressure on yourself.