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It belongs to the palm family. The fatherland is a tropical belt.

General description : Coconut poorly suited for living in indoor conditions. Usually grow a pair of relatively compact type:

Cocos nucifera (Coconut nut-bearing) can grow up to 3 m. Owns very large feathery leaves.

Cocos weddeliana (Cocos Veddel or Veddel micro-celum or Veddel siagrus). It has drooping narrow leaves, silver on the underside. It is considered the most beautiful room palm tree, but, most likely, after a couple of years and it will have to be transferred to the greenhouse.

Recommendations for the care of the plant Coconut:

Illumination : Light-loving, shading is needed only in the summer afternoon.

Irrigation mode : Abundant during growth, moderate in winter.

Humidity : Requires regular spraying and wiping the leaves with a damp soft cloth.

In the summer it is better to place in a fresh atmosphere (in the park or on the balcony), in a room protected from the wind and from direct sunlight.

Temperature condition : Optimally 20-23 ° C.

Soil : Recommended soil hash: 2 elements of clay-sod land, 2 parts of humus-leaf, 1 part of peat, 1 part of rotted manure and 1 fraction of sand, add charcoal.

In the period of growth needs fertilizing 1 time in 2 weeks with complex mineral fertilizers.

Cultivation : At soil heating and high humidity of the atmosphere germinate nuts.

Transplantation : Transplanted in the spring, at what time the pot is made close (the roots begin to grow through the drainage holes).

Transplant is bad.

Pests : Most often affected by powdery worms (covered with a snow-white cotton-like gun) and scutes (brown leaves on leaves and stems, leaving sticky secretions), spider mites (with a dry atmosphere, leaves and stalks are covered with cobwebs).

The plant is allowed to help trimming with soapy water, warm washing and spraying actellic (1-2 ml per liter of water).

Coco - Cocos

Coco - Cocos