COCONUT SPROUTED Tropical Tree Cocos nucifera HAWAIIAN Tall LIVE SEEDLING
Cocos nucifera sprout
Hawaiian Tall Coconut
Coconut (Cocos nucifera)
Sprouted Coconut Seed
Arecaceae (ar-ek-AY-see-ay) - The
Palm family (formerly Palmae)
Cocos (KOH-kohs) - From the Portugese
word for mask, possibly referring to the depressions on fruit that resemble a
nucifera (noo-SIFF-er-uh) -
You are bidding on One Live Sprouted
less than 12 inches tall
overall with small starting bifid spike (may be just a nub). This plant are less than 1 year old. The petioles
(leaf stems) and the leaves are a glossy green.
Ready to be put in a 3 gallon container
or just place where you want it to grow and water.
Please be aware Hawaiian coconuts are
lethal yellowing free unlike the Caribbean coconut palms that
have been devastated by this palm disease. Still rampant in many
islands of the Caribbean, including Puerto Rico.
Many other palms like Manilas, can
contract lethal yellowing as well. Please don't help spread this
terrible palm disease.
pictured, may be bigger or smaller
Most of us
in the U.S. are familiar with the coconut palm from resorts in Hawaii, Florida and the
Caribbean. Since falling coconuts can pose a serious (sometimes fatal!) health hazard to
guests, they are often removed by resort managers hoping to avoid injuries and lawsuits.
Honolulu regularly has tall cononut trees trimmed due to a lawsuit.
The scientific name for coconut is Cocos
nucifera. Early Spanish explorers called it coco, which means "monkey face"
because the three indentations (eyes).
The Coconut Palm (Cocos
nucifera) is a member of the Family Arecaceae. Coconut trees are palms that
grow up to 90 feet high grow throughout the tropics. Their trunks are ringed with scars
where old leaves have fallen. The top of the trunk is crowned with a rosette of leaves.
Leaves - feather-shaped and split into lots
of leaflets. Long leaves can grow up to 20 feet long and can have 250 leaflets. They are used for matting,
weaving and thatching. Flowers - male and female flowers grow on the same plants on
flowering branches. Flowers are pale yellow and are about 1 cm long. The base of flowering
branches are tapped for sap.
The large spirally arranged
leaves are up to 12 feet or more in length, and are pinnately divided into numerous strap
shaped segments. The separate male and female flowers are in axillary panicles. The male
flowers have 3 yellow petals and 2 stamens. The ovoid coconut is up to a foot long, and is
composed of a thick fibrous husk, a hard shell, and a single seed with the copra lining
the interior, and water (coconut milk) filling the cavity when it is young.
This beautiful palm embodies the romance of
the tropics and is also of great economic value. There are many varieties, from dwarfs to
the familiar tall growing types that reach 50-80 ft. All have graceful gray trunks topped
by a crown of pinnately compound yellow-green leaves. Each leaf is 12-15 ft long
with many leaflets.
This is an extremely important plant. It appears that Coconut Palms were introduced throughout the Tropics and the
Hawaiian islands by ancient Polynesians. Coconut fibers were used to make twine by Ancient
Hawaiians. The Hawaiians evidently grew two types of coconut. One was best for making rope
and the other was best for consumption.
Coconut fruits are oval and covered with a
smooth skin which can be bright green, brilliant orange or ivory coloured. Underneath this
skin is a thick fibrous layer which is used for coir. The next layer is the shell of the
seed with the three characteristic eyes. The shell may be used to make
charcoal and eating utensils. The inside of the shell is lined with a white, edible layer
called the meat. This is also made into chemical, industrial and medicinal products. The
fluid inside the seed cavity is known as coconut water (not milk). When seeds germinate,
the new shoot sprouts from one of the eyes.
The coconut is the only species in the
genus Cocos. In India it has been called the tree of heaven or kalpavriksha.
Coconut palms are known as the Tree of Life because of their huge variety of
Coconut palms have two natural subgroups simply referred to as
"Tall" and "Dwarf". Most commercial plantings use high yielding,
longer lived Tall cultivars, and each region has its own selections, e.g., Ceylon
Tall', Indian Tall', Jamaica Tall' (syn. Atlantic Tall'), Panama Tall'
(syn. Pacific Tall'). The Tall cultivar group is sometimes given the name Cocos
nucifera var. typica, and the dwarf cultivar group C. nucifera var. nana. Samoan Coconut
Trees are in this dwarf group. Dwarf cultivars, particularly the popular ornamentals, are
largely self-pollinating as opposed to the Tall cultivars of commerce which rarely
Coconuts are large, dry drupes, ovoid in shape, up to 15"
long and 12" wide. The exocarp or skin is green, yellow, or bronze-gold, turning to
brown, depending on cultivar and maturity. The mesocarp is fibrous and dry at maturity;
the product coir is derived from this layer. The endocarp is the hard shell enclosing the
seed. Seeds are the largest of any plant, and have a thin brown seed coat. Seeds are
filled with endosperm, which is solid and adherent to the seed coat, and also in liquid
form, called "milk". Copra is derived from the solid endosperm.
Coconut is a pan-tropical species usually found in humid coastal areas between latitudes
26 degrees north and south. The origin of this plant is uncertain, but many experts
believe it's from the west Pacific and Indian Ocean islands. As it is not a palm for dry
climates, it is typically encountered in the continental U.S. only in South Florida, and
the extreme southern tip of Texas. Coconut palms are also occasionally seen in nominally
frost-free micro-climates in Zone 9.
Soils and Climate
Soils - adaptable to many soil types, and can be grown inland
provided adequate drainage and pH between 5.0 and 8.0.
Climate - below 1000 ft elevation, frost-free subtropical
areas and climates with extended dry seasons provided irrigation, but grow best in areas
with mean temperatures of 70-80Â°F
Water needs - 40-60" of water per year, and perform better in high
humidity, supremely tolerant of hurricane force winds and driving rain, and rarely
Tolerates salt spray better than most
crops, and can tolerate brief flooding associated with tropical storms.
Light: Bright sunny locations.
Moisture: Can withstand drought, but likes moisture if well drained.
Hardiness: Zone 10 - 11; for virtually frostfree areas only. Coconut palms can
tolerate frost and freezing of only briefest duration - even then leaves will discolor and
the plant is left susceptible to fungus diseases.
Hawaiian Tall Coconut makes a beautiful accent on the
lawn and provides nice filtered shade for the patio.
The Hawaiian Tall Coconut is very salt tolerant and is at its most sensational
when planted beachside where the seabreeze can rustle its huge feather leaves.
Nothing sets a
tropical tone like this Hawaiian Tall Coconut!
Scientific Name: Cocos
All good things take time, so I grow my plants and rare palms in
my ebay store.
Much more to check out or just get a little education on in my store.
ATTENTION USA BIDDERS!
All live plants are shipped bare-root wrapped
in moist sphagnum moss to ensure the plant's healthy transit to you. All live plants are Inspected By USDA Plant Inspectors before they are
shipped to insure you get healthy pest free plants and seeds.
We ship via USPS Mondays-Wednesday with Delivery
All plant materials are required by LAW to inspected and certified by USDA prior to export Hawaii to the US Mainland.
After Inspection, USDA stamps released for export Hawaii to the US Mainland. All items are delivered to USDA Inspection Station at
Honolulu International airport.
is included in Shipping and Handling
$5 fee per item/species.
There is a
packing & custom boxing fee.
Last and usually least is USPS postage (shipping)
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We can ship
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We ship Seeds Internationally.
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We will ship once a week - ON or BEFORE WEDNESDAYS, because
of the special stamps needed to ship plants and cuttings to you. This can only be
done at the Dept. of Agriculture. If payments are not met before that MONDAY, your
items will be shipped the following week and lose the combined discount opportunity.
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INTERNATIONAL SHIPPING is not included in this offer.
INTERNATIONAL SHIPPING ON LIVE PLANTS on a case by case basis.
We will combine shipping for auctions won on the same week paid with same PayPal payment.
This policy is good for auction items bought and paid for in the week ending MONDAY.
We ship on Tuesdays.
Payment must be received
within 4 days of the auction ending.
Combined Discounts Won Auctions
For 2-3 winning auctions, the combined discount is 10% of the total Shipping and Handling
For 4-7 winning auctions, the combined discount is 20% of the total Shipping and
For 7+ winning auctions, the combined discount is 30% of the total
Shipping and Handling charges.
As each order is packed and prepared separately you will pay the quoted S/H charges
individually per item. If you buy the same species in that item it does calculate out the
discount (i.e.: additional items)
My stores' combined shipping is built in for same
items rather than a varied selection. Domestic S/H includes postage, USDA certification and inspection,
proper packing and delivery to Airport for prompt delivery. I can't really change any
of these. If you want one of this and one of that, it is hard to discount much as each
different species requires it's own prep, packing, then at USDA each has to be
unwrapped and inspected then repacked. USDA requires me to clean and prepare every last
piece before we drive them to the Inspection Station on the other side of the island. It
takes my wife and I, 2-3 days to pack items and get ready to ship. The whole next day we
drive around the island and get inspected (2-3 hours), then drive to the Airport Post
Office to drop off. It takes the same work with the same type item if you can understand.
After you purchase
After you Receive your Items.
LIVE PLANTS ARE PERISHABLE.
For this reason uninsurable.
When you order a plant we assume you are prepared to care for it.
Please have potting media and a container prepared for your plant
before it arrives. Shipping can be stressful on a plant, and any
mistakes that you make upon arrival can stress the plant further,
which is not good. Proper care is critical upon arrival. It is your
responsibility to know how to care for the plant.
Not every plant that I order through
the mail survives, and I am aware of that and accept the risk when I
order. This is the risk that you as the buyer accept, because there
is no way to know what kind of conditions it will endure in the trip
to your door. My responsibility ends when a live plant is delivered
to your door. Live arrival is guaranteed, eternal survival is up to
Please Do NOT email me a week after potting your plant, and make a claim it
arrived damaged. From delivery confirmation, you have only 48 hours from
delivery confirmation to make any claim.
All claims need to be supported with
Photos of the damaged plant(s) as packed/unpacked, the box if damaged,
the packing materials and any documents. I am very reasonable and
understanding, anything can happen to small plants in transit.
The expense to send it to you is most
of your payment. To send any replacements, I try to piggy back with
your next order.
ALL OF MY ITEMS ARE SHIPPED USDA
CERTIFIED WITHIN THE U.S.- USDA and USPS fees are included in the actual cost of shipping and
Replacement is not an option for
Please do not
leave a 1 or 2 in my detailed seller ratings for postage
fees or any reason really because I will block you from any
I ship items the best and least expensive option. These are
coming from Hawaii. The only thing inexpensive here in
Hawaii are my items!! I do ship all my items promptly via
best method--if you feel like the combined shipping fee is
wrong, please wait to be invoiced and check back with me-I
value your business and will work diligently to keep you
satisfied. I am very generous and reasonable with reasonable
people, just ask.
my dog Taz will fetch your email to me
If you are dissatisfied with the item for any reason, please contact me before leaving a negative or neutral comment.
I want you to be satisfied!
Mahalo iÃ¢ `oe no ke kipa `ana mai. E kipa mai hou!
Rare Palm Seeds
Fresh Highest Quality
Seller warrants seed to be of the variety and quantity advertised.
Safe delivery is guaranteed and seeds lost or damaged during shipment will be replaced at
seller's expense. Claims must be made within 7 days of shipment. All other replacements,
refunds, returns and exchanges will be made at the sole discretion of the seller.
Seed is a live product which depends on many important related grower skills such
as proper planting time, seed depth, type of soil, irrigation, proper use of fertilizers,
weed controls, fungicides, insecticides, disease free soil, and reasonable weather
conditions during the growing period. Germination is affected by such factors as
temperature, moisture content, light intensity and contamination of planting media. These
factors are totally out of the seller's control and are the buyer's responsibility and
risk. Consequentially, the seller cannot unconditionally guarantee seed to perform
properly regardless of conditions or the buyer's methods or mistakes.
On May-16-13 at 15:41:14 PDT, seller added the following information:
Items must be returned within 14 days .
Refund will be given as Money back or exchange/replacement.
Refund policy details:
Aloha, Don't forget to leave feedback after you inspect your purchase and agree that it arrived ALIVE. From delivery confirmation, you have only 48 hours from delivery confirmation to make any claim for SHIPPING DAMAGE. If there is any problem ON ARRIVAL, contact me IMMEDIATELY to make a claim. I want to help. DO NOT WAIT â€˜to see if they will recoverâ€™ then email me after a week or two when they are dry and dead. This will not considered SHIPPING DAMAGE. All claims need to be supported with
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