Coconut, Cocos nucifera, Panama / Pacific Tall
The Coconut Palm is a large palm, growing to 30 m tall. It has pinnate leaves 4–6 m long, the leaflets 60–90 cm long; old leaves break away cleanly, leaving the trunk smooth. Despite its solo status in this monotypic genus, it has countless variations, but is always easily identified by everyone the world over as the Coconut Palm.
Like all coconut variety's, it can only be grown in areas where temperatures above 40 degrees F. are maintained, this genus stops producing Chlorophyll below that temperature. At the fringe level of range, the northernmost reported Coconut Palm is at the Palermo Botanical Gardens (Orto Botanico di Palermo) in Sicily, southern Italy, at 38° 06' N. In North America, the northernmost is the "California Coconut" at Newport Beach, California, planted in the early 1980s at latitude 33° 37' N. While stunted, it survives through winter and has launched many Californians and others to try to extend the range more dramatically.
Comments and Curiosities
Few plants on Earth can claim to have assisted mankind more during its early development. Cocos nucifera has been cultivated and utilized for so long in virtually every tropical location throughout the world, that it's true place of origin is somewhat uncertain. The most widely accepted location is southern Asia east to the islands of the central Pacific Ocean. It was introduced to the west coast of northern South America from the Philippines about 2,250 years ago by Austronesian people.
Healthy and vigorous ready for planting outdoor in sub-tropical or warmer climates. Better disease resistance & cold tolerance than the Jamaican Tall. Very “full” tropical and ornamental canopy. Ambitious growers, keep and grow these coconut plants in a container anywhere with controlled temperature, and humidity. A very fast grower, this coconut does very well in a container but in colder climates it must be moved to a protected location to avoid temperatures approaching freezing and or low humidity.
Shipping Warmers Heat Packs - available for use during winter months when appropriate. Please inquire.
Safely shipped bare or semi-bare root in sterile medium.
Buyer assumes all risk due to state agricultural regulations and bare root shipping.
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To avoid risk of damage to plants during delivery, please do not place an order when extreme temperature or weather conditions are likely.
During winter months please make a request for Shipping Warmers Heat Packs if cold weather will be an issue.
All of our plants are grown in various amounts of shade, therefore your plants will require a slow introduction into appropriate amounts of sun.
In almost all cases your plants will benefit from providing an environment with enhanced humidity until root function has normalized.
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Titles refer to growing container size appropriate for plant being sold. Plant size may vary accordingly.
"Fresh & Clean" seed from proven viable source. Typical germination rates provided on request. Germination not guaranteed due to use of various individual germination techniques.
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Plant / tree propagation is from seed unless method such as cutting or grafting is stated.
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