Cocos nucifera
The Coconut palm

Palm Tree Care and Names, How to grow palms

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Worldwide, exact origin uncertain.

Cold Hardiness: 

About 40s F. but variable.

Trunk type:


Leaf type:

Pinnate (feather shape).


Solitary (single trunk).


In tropical areas, quite easy.

Speed of growth:

Rapid in tropical areas


Variable depending on variety.  Up to sixty feet.

Soil requirements:


Sun Requirements:

Full sun

General Description:

Beautiful tropical palm that is the prototype palm, known for its beauty.

Other Notes:

Large fruit that is edible and known as the "coconut".  This is a near impossible species to grow in Southern California.

Further Data:


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