Growing a coconut palm tree is easy and fun. All you need is a coconut to get started and some additional information on suitable coconut plant care, found here. Get tips on propagating these plants, when and how to harvest or prune, as well as managing common pests and disease problems of coconut should they occur in the pages that follow.
You can find coconut oil listed as an ingredient in many foods, cosmetics and other items. But what is coconut oil and how is it processed? There are virgin, hydrogenated and refined coconut oils with each being made a slightly different way. Learn more here.
If you live in a suitably tropical region, you may be lucky enough to have a coconut in your landscape. The questions then arise, when are coconuts ripe and how to pick coconuts from trees? Click this article to find out all about harvesting coconuts.
What is lethal bole rot? Also known as basal stem rot or ganoderma wilt, lethal bole rot is an extremely destructive fungal disease that affects various palms, including coconut palm. Learn more about bole rot in coconut trees in this article.
Coconut trees are fairly low maintenance, interesting specimens for the home garden. Even so, they are susceptible to some coconut palm diseases and environmental stresses, such as coconut wilting. Learn more about this here.
With proper care, a coconut palm tree will produce an abundance of fruit for up to 80 years, so learning about fertilizing coconut palm trees is of paramount importance for the longevity of the tree. Explore how to fertilize coconut palm trees in this article.