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Coconut , “Coconut Palm” نخلة جوز الهند
90.0 AED (-11%)
Botanical name:- Cocos nucifera
|Scientific name||Cocos nucifera|
|Common name||Coconut tall tree|
|Temperature requirement||27-32 °C|
|Watering||Water everyday &keep moist|
|Pests||Rhinoceros beetle,red palm weevil,black headed caterpillar,|
coconut eriophyid mite,
|Pet friendliness||Not hazardous|
|Maximum plant height||15-25 m|
|Potting mix||Potting soil/red soil/manure/perlite|
|Pot requirement||Good drainage&repot every 1-2 years|
|Nutrition||Apply manure for first 15 days and npk for next 15 days|
|Pruning & training||Remove dead & diseased leaves with sterile shears|
|Fower colour & season||N/A|
|Description||Coco -spanish word meaning monkey face (probably refers to the three scars on the base of the shell resembling two eyes and a nose of monkey face). :Coconut is a tropical palm preferring humid tropical climate. However, coconut is highly adaptable and performs well under a wide range of environmental|
conditions of climate, altitude and soil.Optimum temperature for growth is 27 to 32 º c , mean annual temperature of 27 º c with a diurnal (hagalina or pratidinada) variations of 6 to 7 ºc is ideal.It requires 7.1Hrs. Of sunshine per day;; 2000 hrs or mor e per year.Palms under shade will be lean, lanky and unproductive.Coconut likes tropical humid climate and 80 to90 per cent relative humidity (rh) is ideal. Rh below 60 per cent affects the growth. At a rh of less than 50 per cent opening of stomata will be affected.
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