Plant Care: How to Grow Coconut

Plant Type
Tropical/Subtropical Evergreen Fruit Tree

Harvest Season
Flowers bloom year-round in tropical climates. Fruit may take up to 12 months to fully mature.

Mature Size
Coconut trees can grow up to 50-100 ft.

Soil & Moisture
Adaptable; Prefers well-drained, balanced soil rich in organic matter. Does great in sandy soil!

Light Requirements
Full Sun

Self-Fertile
Yes

Growth Rate
Medium

Zone Hardiness
Outdoors 9-11; Patio/Greenhouse 4+
Requires frost protection until well-established

Propagation