Belongs to the palm family. Fatherland - a tropical belt.
General description : Coconut is poorly adapted for living indoors. Typically, steam is grown relatively compact type:
Cocos nucifera (nut-bearing coconut) can grow up to 3 m. Owns very large cirrus leaves.
Cocos weddeliana (Weddel Coconut or Weddel microcellum, or Weddel siagrus). It has drooping narrow leaves, silvery on the underside. It is considered the most beautiful room palm, but most likely, after a couple of years, it will have to be transferred to the greenhouse.
Coconut Plant Care Tips:
Illumination : Photophilous, shading is needed only in the summer afternoon.
Irrigation regime : Abundant during growth, moderate in winter.
Humidity : Requires regular spraying and wiping the leaves with a damp soft cloth.
In summer it is better to place it in a fresh atmosphere (in the park or on the balcony), in a room protected from the wind and from direct sunlight.
Temperature condition : Optimum 20-23 ° C.
Soil : Recommended soil mishmash: 2 elements of clay-soddy soil, 2 parts of humus-leaf, 1 part of peat, 1 part of rotted manure and 1 share of sand, add charcoal.
During the growth period, it needs to be fed 1 time in 2 weeks with complex mineral fertilizers.
Dilution : With soil heating and high atmospheric humidity, nuts germinate.
Transplanting : Transplanted in the spring, at which time the pot becomes cramped (the roots begin to sprout through the drainage holes).
The transplant does not tolerate well.
Pests : Most often affected by mealybugs (covered with a snow-white cotton-like fluff) and scabies (brown plaques appear on leaves and stems, leaving sticky secretions), spider mites (in a dry atmosphere, leaves and stems are braided with cobwebs).
The plant is allowed to help finish with soapy water, warm washing and spraying with Actellik (1-2 ml per liter of water).
Coconut - Cocos