Information About Coconut Trees

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.

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How To Use Coconut In The Garden

By Bonnie L. Grant, Certified Urban Agriculturist

In the past we wouldn’t have considered using coconut byproducts in our gardens. Now we know it’s a great renewable natural alternative. Read on.

Coconut Oil Facts: Using Coconut Oil For Plants And More

By Bonnie L. Grant, Certified Urban Agriculturist

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.

When Are Coconuts Ripe: Do Coconuts Ripen After They Are Picked

By Amy Grant

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: Learn About Lethal Bole Rot Disease

By Mary H. Dyer, Credentialed Garden Writer

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 Palm Diseases – Reasons And Fixes For Coconut Wilting

By Amy Grant

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.

Fertilizing Coconut Palm Trees: How And When To Fertilize Coconut Palms

By Amy Grant

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.

Coconut Tree Disease And Pests: Treatment Of Coconut Tree Issues

By Susan Patterson, Master Gardener

Coconut tree problems can interfere with healthy growth. Therefore, proper diagnosis and treatment of coconut tree issues is essential. Learn more in this article so you can grow healthy coconuts.

Growing Coconut Palms – How To Grow A Coconut Plant

By Heather Rhoades

Growing a coconut palm tree is easy and fun. All you need is a coconut to get started. In the following article, you will find planting information for coconut palms and how to care for them.

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