Coconut Palm Trees

Coconut Palms


swanton added on March 14, 2017 | Answered

I live in the north so I don't plant it outside. I have a coconut that was sprouted about 10 years go. The center of the largest leaves have gotten brown which isn't good thing I know. I think it's probably going to die but it has a small baby off to one side. Please advise how you would handle this plant. I would at least like to save the baby. Kathy Lancy


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Downtoearthdigs
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Answered on March 14, 2017

You actually have kept your Coconut Tree alive much longer then most survive in a potted environment.

https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/edible/fruits/coconut/growing-coconut-palm-trees.htm

I can find very little information on the propagation of a side shoot.
Without seeing what the shoot looks like, I will assume it is similar to a Banana Tree.
I would follow the directions in the link below.
https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/edible/fruits/banana/dividing-banana-pups.htm

Good Luck!

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