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Coconut Palm Tree

Cocos nucifera

Rated 4.7 out of 5 stars
Size: Small Size Chart
Pot: Eco Planter
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  • Pet Safe:Yes

  • Care Level:I'm Easy

Don't put the lime in this coconut... this one is growing! This unique potted palm is perfect for anyone looking for something a little different. This is an easy to care for, slow growing palm that sprouts right out of it's coconut seed.
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Coconut Tree Care Guide & Presentation

Coconut Palm Tree

Coconut Tree: Overview

The Coconut Palm (Cocos nucifera) is a large plant with graceful, slender leaves. It can grow indoors, provided you have plenty of vertical space, or outdoors in hardiness zones 4-12. This large plant grows straight from its coconut seed and can reach up to 80 ft. in height in the wild.

The Coconut tree is a tropical plant native to Southeast Asian islands like Indonesia and Malaysia. It belongs to the palm family (Arecaceae). Like many palms, it has a lifespan of around 80 years, and it can take up to 10 years for this plant to mature and start bearing fruit. Potted Coconut trees, however, are unlikely to produce fruit.

The ideal growing conditions for this gorgeous and undemanding indoor palm include a lot of sunshine and high humidity.

Coconut palm trees are a symbol of well-being and success in Hindu culture. They are called the “tree of life,” highlighting that their parts can be used for food, shelter, or other life-supporting needs. This palm is safe for pets as it contains no toxic substances that can harm animals.

Cocos Nucifera: Alternative Names

  • Coconut Tree
  • Cocos indica (Royle)
  • Tree of Life
  • Kelapa

Coconut Palm Tree: Benefits

  • Great air-purifying plant
  • A non-toxic and pet-friendly palm
  • Adds a relaxing tropical vibe to any interior space
  • It’s a symbol of abundance and well-being in Asian cultures

Coconut Palm Tree: Care Guide

Coconut palm tree care isn’t difficult as long as you can provide sufficient light, water, and humidity to recreate its native tropical environment for your plant. Here are some tips that will help you keep your Coconut tree happy and flourishing:

Watering and Humidity

Cocos nucifera requires consistent and regular watering. Keep the soil moist but not soggy. This tropical palm loves high humidity, so you can mist your plant daily.

Light and Temperature

The Coconut plant needs at least 6-8 hours of bright, indirect sunlight daily. Direct sunlight may cause leaf burn. This palm prefers warm temperatures(65°F-100°F). If you’re growing your Coconut on the porch, take it indoors when the night temperatures fall below 40°F.

Soil, Fertilizing, and Repotting

Plant your Coconut Palm in a well-draining potting mix. You can mix in some peat moss for better root aeration. Repot in spring or when the roots start growing from the drainage holes. Use a pott 2 inches bigger than the previous one. Give your plant some fertilizer monthly during the growing season, and feed once or twice during fall and winter.


If your palm produces seeds (coconuts), you can try to propagate the plant. Soak your coconut in water for a few days, bury the lower third of the nut in moist soil, and watch it sprout new shoots.  

Pruning and Cleaning

You don’t need to shape and prune your Coconut palm. Remove any browning or wilting leaves and ensure the soil around your palm is debris-free. You can add mulch over the soil if you’ve repotted your Coconut tree in the garden.

 Common Issues

Watch out for signs of overwatering, like yellowing leaves and root rot. Browning leaves can indicate insufficient humidity or underwatering. Dry spells of weather can occasionally lead to spider mites on your palm. Remove them with a damp cloth and increase the humidity around your plant.

Coconut Palm Tree: Placement, Companion & Alternative Plants

You can grow your Coconut tree indoors or put it on your porch where it will add a tropical feel to your outdoor living space.   

Best Locations & Uses

  • Wonderful palm tree, suitable for people with pets
  • Ideal for beginner indoor gardeners
  • Perfect bedroom plant with air-purifying and mood-balancing properties
  • Amazing statement plant for large spaces
  • Great porch plant that can boost your property’s curb appeal

Companion Plants

Your gorgeous Cocos nucifera tree loves sunlight and humidity, and grouping it with other indoor plants can help keep humidity levels high.

  • Dwarf Cavendish Banana Tree (Musa acuminata): Another gorgeous houseplant that produces edible fruit, the Dwarf Cavendish Banana Tree grows lovely broad leaves and loves warmth and humidity.
  • Dieffenbachia Camouflage (Dieffenbachia 'Camouflage'): A gorgeous Dieffenbachia variety, the variegated, chartreuse leaves of the Dieffenbachia Camouflage will create a stunning contrasting effect when combined with the darker green foliage of other plants.
  • Aphelandra Zebra Plant (Aphelandra squarrosa): Boasting vivid, striped leaves and gorgeous yellow blooms, the moisture-loving Aphelandra Zebra Plant is refreshingly unusual and exotic.   

Alternative Plants

If you’re looking for an attractive plant for your home or office, consider these amazing easy-care plants that will improve air quality and add visual appeal:

  • Hawaiian Sunshine Dragon Tree (Dracaena warneckii "Hawaiian Sunshine"): Known for its air-purifying qualities, the delightful Hawaiian Sunshine Dragon Tree is a low-maintenance plant, perfect for beginners.
  • Cat Palm (Chamaedorea cataractarum): Another easy-care and pet-friendly palm, the Cat Palm’s airy foliage looks elegant and nostalgic.
  • Aloe Vera Plant (Aloe barbadensis): One of the most resilient and sought-after succulents, the easy-care Aloe Vera Plant is famous for its air-filtering and medicinal properties.

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    Lauren A.
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    I recommend this product
    What is your plant experience? Beginner
    Where is your new plant living? Kitchen
    Rated 4 out of 5 stars
    2 weeks ago
    Very unique

    I have never seen a coconut palm like this before. Sure we have all seen palm tree's that grow coconuts, but I haven't seen one as the base. My only concern is that the coconut appears to have mold on it. Not sure if that's normal or not. Hopefully it bounces back and starts looking better. It has a new leaf shoot currently.

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    Stacey A.
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    I recommend this product
    What is your plant experience? Intermediate
    Where is your new plant living? Living Room
    Rated 5 out of 5 stars
    Love this plant

    This is a nice plant.

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    Connie K.
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    I recommend this product
    What is your plant experience? Beginner
    Where is your new plant living? Sunroom
    Rated 5 out of 5 stars
    2 months ago
    Arrived condition!

    Came to me in great shape . Is healthy looking. Anxious to see if I can bring it thru an Oklahoma winter.

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