Simple 4 steps of how to plant coconut tree
how to plant coconut tree: Coconut is widely known for its water as well as delicious fruit. This tree is the most common scenario of the tropical coasts, the ocean. Coconuts are very well-known and widely grown fruit. It is tasty and good for our health, especially in the summer season. Although it takes a long time to mature and producing fruit it continues to produce lots of fruit all over its life. Read this full article to know how to plant and grow coconut trees and avail a continuous supply of coconuts or for your decoration purpose.
how to plant coconut tree
Step-1: Germination Process
- Get fresh coconut when it falls from the tree. Coconut plants normally drop the fruit as soon as they become mature. Shake them near the ear to hear the sound of water inside, which predicts that the seed is suitable for germination.
- Rinse the coconut with water for two/three days. Make sure to give water in whole skins completely.
- Then fill up a three-gallon pot with small size pebbles. Mix proportional coarse sand and soil. Now plant the coconut inside that mixture.
- Water the pot regularly. But don’t make it like mud by applying excess water.
- Place the pot under gentle sunlight, not in direct sunlight. 90 to 100-degree Fahrenheit temperature is best for the coconut tree. But make sure that it doesn’t go under 70-degree temperature.
- You should apply mild-warm water daily over whole coconut skin till the plant start to germinate. This maintains the skin from being too dry. Do not let it dry out entirely. Coconut trees normally sprout within 4 to 9 months from planting. And it takes around 6 months after germination to plant in the planting area.
Step-2: Transplanting Coconut Trees
- Choose a planting area in a warm, well-draining under direct sun. The highest place on your residence will save the plant from extra water and seasonal cold air. You can plant the coconut tree at any time but the warm season is best for it. Coconut trees can tolerate high ph and different kinds of soil if the area has well drainage available.
- Now dig a hole as the coconut germination container and but make the diameter twice the container. Remove the plant from container carefully, and center it in the hole. Remove the plant from the container and fill up the container hole. Then plant the coconut and make sure the top of the root ball joins the tail of the stem is around 1 inch down from soil surface.
- Water the planting area to moisten the soil but don’t make it muddy or wet. Because Coconut plant does not love to live in water.
- Make 2 to 3 inches of natural mulch to the planting location. You can use husk, leaves or grass and this helps maintain moisture and hinder weed development.
- Now give some fertilizer over the root area and water it in every month. Read the instructions on the fertilizer packet for applicable quantities.
Step-3: Pests and Diseases of Coconut tree
Coconut palms are affected by many infection troubles. The most widespread one is ‘lethal yellow’ that destroyed several local and commercial plantings. Yellow leaves, drop of fruit are the most probable symptoms of it. In a little home garden, it is better to remove the affected tree so that other plants don’t infected by it.
Fungus cause spots on the leaves and the leaves turn into grey. Fungus contaminates the blossoms, they dehydrate, become yellow and finally drop. The infection mostly affects after heavy rain or in an inadequately draining soil. Try to Plant coconut trees in direct sun and in a well-drained area. If you got any infected plant to remove it.
Step-4: Harvesting of Coconut
Your coconut tree normally begins producing fruit within 5 to 7 years after planting. A fruit takes seven to twelve months to be mature from the bud. Collect them at the 7th month for drinking. Harvest it at the 12th month if you want dry coconut.
Follow the instructions, plant the tree and get a lifelong fruit supply.
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