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Growing a Sprouted Coconut

Growing a sprouted Coconut cutting is quite simple.

Don’t worry about any trimmed leaves, broken or bent roots- the coconut will continue growing as normal. Your coconut will grow new roots in its new location and it’s larger permanent leaves will be taking off soon!

(early, lower leaves fall off naturally)

 

If you are growing your coconut indoors as a decor piece, it is recommended to set it in a bowl of water, about 1/3 of the way up the nut.  Secure it with anything you like (decorative stones for example) to keep it from tipping over in the bowl.

Place the bowl in a location where it will get sunlight, either direct or bright indirect.  Try to avoid a location that is dark and/or has any direct drying wind on it (from an A/C or Heater)

If your location is dry, it is recommended to spritz the leaves with water once or twice a week.   Keep your coconut above 50F at night.   Ideal temperatures are 70-90F.

If you have the correct outdoor temperatures, you can grow your coconut in a pot and take it in and out seasonally, as temperatures require.  Once nighttime lows will reach 50F, bring your coconut indoors until the next warm season begins and low temps are above 50F.

Plant your coconut in a *WELL DRAINING* pot buried about 1/2 way up the nut.  Secure it in the soil so that it stays upright.  Keep the soil moist, but not overly soggy.  You can fertilize every 3-4 months with a good slow release food such as Osmocote plus.

Place the pot in a location where it will get sunlight, either direct or bright indirect.  Try to avoid a location that is dark and/or has any direct drying wind on it. Coconuts need humidity, and overly dry outdoor conditions will cause issues, so if you are in a very arid location, place your pot where it will be less hot and maybe gets some more misting or watering.  Remember that the soil needs to drain and you don’t want it sitting in super soggy conditions.

**NOTE** Don’t overpot your coconut.  Start with a 10″ or 14″  (3 – 7 gallon pot) and keep it in there until it is FULLY rooted- only then should you pot up, and only one size.

If you live in a tropical climate where coconut palms can grow outdoors all year long (Zone 9 or higher)  you can simply plant your coconut in the ground, with the top half of the nut above the soil line.  Keep watered.

ENJOY YOUR COCONUT & HAVE FUN!