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Cocos nucifera, Coconut, Kelapa gading, kelapa

 
Cocos nucifera, Coconut, Kelapa gading, kelapa

This nut is being able to survive for a month or so floating in the ocean.
It is characterized by its slender, often curved trunk, topped with a head of long, gracefully drooping fronds. It bears in a continuous succession large panicles of small creamy-yellow flowers, a few of which develop into the familiar yellow-green fruit that dries and browns as it ripens.
There are many selected strains, including Malay Dwarf with much shorter trunk and abundant golden-yellow nuts. Flowering colors: Cream, Yellow
Cultivation:It does best in full sun in deep, porous soil with ample moisture but will of course tolerate coastal conditions.
It is raised from seed, which germinate in a few months if the whole unhusked nut is laid on its side on moist sand.

 

Cocos nucifera, Coconut, Kelapa gading, kelapa

Cocos nucifera, Coconut, Kelapa gading, kelapa

 

Cocos nucifera, Coconut, Kelapa gading, kelapa

Cocos nucifera, Coconut, Kelapa gading, kelapa Cocos nucifera, Coconut, Kelapa gading, kelapa

   

 

  

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