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Old 11-12-2020, 05:19 PM
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so i thought this was interesting and a cool bit to share here

apparently the sprouted coconut just lives off the seed and completely escapes it once grown

here is the base of the tree- the coconut is at the bottom

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i picked it up and saw that the eye of the nut has opened and that the nut shell was completely intact

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peeled it away and ….


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so clearly this plant lived, since i now have THIS.

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but i have not ever seen a seed born plant escape the seed and leave it
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That is cool. I always thought at some point the coconut just got split by the growing plant and fell away. Now I'm going to have to keep an eye on mine.
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Same here. Pretty wild
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I found my coconut. It's soaking in a bucket, per instructions. After looking at last picture... what in the world have I gotten myself into!
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WW- you will be fine...nothing will grow indoors in your daughters house at close to the same speed as outside in my yard.

also, i have a pretty big plant here, compared to others i have grown and lived near....the trunk of this guy is as thick as most mature (20+ year old trees) which is remarkable as it is only 5 years old...clearly it is not as tall as the older ones but it is not a regular sample either
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Yeah, plus I'd at LEAST like to get a couple or three years under my 10 foot ceilings before it has to upgrade!
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based on what ES said, i think that indoors it will be quite manageable for a while.

they are very magical plants and having one around does well for the soul....palms are amazing teachers about resilience and flexibility
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So my coconut is still soaking. Is it about time to transfer it to its next home? I have a glass cloche awaiting...
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A few days to a week soaking is fine.
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Well, it's definitely time to move forward then! Gracias!
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