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Cocos nucifera var. Samoa

Samoan Dwarf Coconut picture by 7_Heads


Samoan Dwarf Coconut SPROUTED Seed

Cocos nucifera var. Samoa


Scientific Name: Cocos nucifera

Samoan Name: Niu Leka

Family Name:  Arecaceae

~Niu Leka~

Samoan Dwarf (Niu Leka) Seed picture by 7_Heads
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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.

Samoan Dwarf (Niu Leka) Coconut picture by 7_Heads

     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 coconut trees trimmed due to a lawsuit. This is a solution to this problem. Samoan     Coconut Trees stay short and squat. It bears coconuts are able to be picked without a     ladder.

     During the last two decades,     coconut palms in south Florida have been attacked by a microorganism that causes a fatal     disease called lethal yellowing. Fortunately, Samoan Dwarf Coconut     is lethal yellowing resistant.   The Samoan Dwarf Coconut in Hawai‘i, and many     other palm species are resistant to lethal yellows.

      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.

Samoan     Dwarf Coconut is a squat palm tree up to 30     feet in height, but usually much less.

   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.

    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 pollinate themselves.

Samoan Dwarf (Niu Leka) Coconut picture by 7_Heads

Samoan Dwarf (Niu Leka) Coconut picture by 7_Heads


     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.



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 70-80°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 uprooted.

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.


Samoan Dwarf (Niu Leka) picture by 7_Heads

Samoan Dwarf Coconut

'Niu     Leka'

Coconut         palm cultivars
Lethal         yellowing resistance
Petiole         and immature fruit color
Jamaica         Tall
Very         low
Green         or bronze
Panama         Tall
Rather         low
Green         or bronze
Hawaiian         Tall
Rather         low
Green         or bronze
Malayan         Dwarf
Rather         low
Green,         or bronze
Malayan         Dwarf Semi-Dwarf         Rather         low Yellow 
Malayan         Dwarf Semi-Dwarf         Rather         low Golden
Maypan         hybrid
Green         or bronze
Samoan         Dwarf (Niu Leka)
Green         or bronze

     Samoan Dwarf Coconuts are large drupes, ovoid in shape, up to     12" long and 10" wide. The exocarp or skin is green, turning to brown with age.     The mesocarp is fibrous and dry at maturity.                

Samoan Dwarf Coconut Tree makes a beautiful accent on the lawn and provides nice filtered     shade for the patio.

              The Samoan Dwarf Coconut is very salt tolerant and is at its most     sensational when planted beachside where the sea breeze can rustle its huge feather leaves.

Nothing will     set a tropical tone like this

Samoan     Dwarf Coconut!


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.



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    Aloha, COLD WEATHER? We ship only  if weather along the route is safe for Live Plants. If any chance of cold or  heat damage we wait to ship until safe. We guarantee LIVE ARRIVAL within the  USA.


        All bare-root live plants shipped are 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 confirmation.

    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.

USDA Certification charge  is included in Shipping and Handling @ $5 fee per item/species.

There is a packing and custom boxing fee.

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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  NOT eligible for any combined discount. Non-paying bidders will be reported as an unpaid item to eBay.


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Combined Discounts Won Auctions

For 2-3 winning auctions, the combined discount is 10% of the total Shipping and Handling charges.

For 4-7 winning auctions, the combined discount is 20% of the total Shipping and Handling charges.

For 8+ 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 us to clean and  prepare every last piece before we drive them to the Inspection Station on the other side of the island.

This requirement 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.

Before you purchase After you Receive your Items.

There is the risk when you grow plants  that they may die. LIVE PLANTS are PERISHABLE, guaranteed not to live forever.

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 Small plants need protection from many  things, wind, sun, dry-out. They do well just in the garage or living room. They  need good light but not sunlight (full sun will burn small plants). Small pots dry-out easily. Just sitting in a  shallow tray of water works well. The idea is to keep the plants from  dehydrating.

Be careful if you decide to re-pot.  Re-potting voids any warranty. Plants are easily damaged with new/different mix.  Use NO fertilizers (this may kill your plants). Proper care is critical upon  arrival. Live Plants are NOT GUARANTEED  to survive under your care. DO NOT expect any live plant to be GUARANTEED to  remain alive. Plants are NOT GUARANTEED TO SURVIVE after you begin Care! Live  arrival is guaranteed, eternal survival is up to you.


 IF YOU are NOT able to provide PROPER  CARE, PLEASE DO NOT EXPECT plant to be GUARANTEED after it perishes.


Please Do NOT email me after a week  after receiving and repotting your plant, and make a claim it arrived damaged.  All photo support  must be as arrived in original condition when received (in the box and packed as  delivered).

If you repot your plant after delivery,  all warranties are voided and no replacement is offered. You should use good  gardening skills and repot if desired but at buyer's risk and expense.

Not every plant that I grow survives, and  I am aware of that and accept the risk when I order. This is the risk that you  as the buyer ac

If repotted, you are responsible for the  condition of the plant. NO REPLACEMENT or REFUND WILL BE CONSIDERED  IF YOU HAVE REPOTTED THE PLANT.

cept, 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.

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 From delivery confirmation, you have only  48 hours from delivery confirmation to make any  'Arrived Damaged'  claim. 

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You must return an item in the same condition  as it was received, not used or altered in any way.

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Make sure you follow these guidelines.  If you don't, you may be subject to a range of actions, including limits of your  buying and selling privileges and suspension of your account.

I am very reasonable and understanding,  anything can happen to small plants in transit, for this reason uninsurable.

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.

Replacement or refunds are NOT an options  for CUSTOMS SEIZURE.

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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.

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Rare Seeds

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When you receive your seeds, you have only 7 days to make any claim. Once planted, seeds can NOT be returned and no refund is offered. All seed sales are final. There are no germination guarantees.

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..

Ma     ha     lo     & A l o h a ! !
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