Pull coconut palm yourself - how it works

Coconut palms are more than just plants. With them you can also bring the South Sea feeling into your home. For example, by pulling them yourself.

You can also pull a coconut palm yourself

You don't have to buy a coconut palm tree “ready”, because it is just as possible to pull the plant out of a coconut yourself. This has the advantage that in this way you get a healthy palm tree, where the roots have not been shortened, as is often the case with a purchased plant. So just give it a try and pull a coconut palm yourself.

How to draw a coconut palm yourself

The seed of the plant is inside the coconut. The nut itself has a total of three germ holes that are clearly visible from the outside. The seed germinates in the coconut and then pushes out through one of the holes. However, only one seedling can grow. There is no other type of propagation. You can get a germinable coconut e.g. in the delicatessen. Then you have to do the following:

1After purchasing, you must first remove the fiber covering from the plant and then place the nut in a moist substrate. This must be at least 25 degrees Celsius warm. However, since this procedure is quite difficult, the following alternative offers itself:

Pour hot water over the coconut so that half of it is covered with water, and then place it in a warm place. Here, too, there should be at least 25 degrees Celsius. Accordingly, the boiler room, for example, offers itself as a germ site. Then you need a lot of patience.

2The seedling becomes visible after about eight weeks. You must now protect this from drying out. It must therefore remain in the moist substrate until the roots have grown through the hard shell. Only then can you plant the seedling with its shell in a larger container.

3If it is time for transplanting, you need a planter that is quite high, because the roots of the coconut palm grow vertically downwards and thus take up a lot of space. Once a suitable container has been found, place the coconut either in a substrate or in good potting soil mixed with sand. You may only plant half the nut. The top half must look out of the earth's surface.


When transplanting, be careful not to injure the roots. In addition, under no circumstances should you separate the bowl, because it nourishes the seedling.