Plant Care Coconut


4.3 out of 5 (3 experiences)

Coconut has a Large, lush leaves plant personality Large, lush leaves

Also known as

Coconut palm, Coconut tree, Cocoanut and malayan dwarf coconut palm


Cocos nucifera

How to care for Coconut


How often to water your Coconut

Water needs for Coconut
0.5 cups
every 9

Coconut needs 0.5 cups of water every 9 when it doesn’t get direct sunlight and is potted in a 5" pot.

Use our water calculator to personalize watering recommendations to your environment or download Greg for more advanced recommendations for all of your plants.

Calculate water needs of Coconut

Water 0.5 cups every

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Finding light for Coconut in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Coconut: 1ft from a window
1ft or less from
a window

Coconut love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.

Place it less than 1ft from a south-facing window to maximize the potential for growth.

Coconut does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

Select your region to see how the current weather in your area affects the placement of Coconut in your home 🏡.


How to fertilize Coconut

Nutrient, fertilizer, and repotting needs for Coconut: repot after 2X growth

Most potting soils come with ample nutrients which plants use to produce new growth.

By the time your plant has depleted the nutrients in its soil it’s likely grown enough to need a larger pot anyway.

To replenish this plant's nutrients, repot your Coconut after it doubles in size or once a year—whichever comes first.

Difficulty Level

Coconut is generally easy to care for, though some plant parents report facing challenges with growing it. Check out the reviews down below to read more about their experiences!

Water Needs
Sunlight Needs
Growth Pattern
Growing Outdoors

Care Summary for Coconut



Greg recommends:


0.5 cups every 9 days


< 1ft from a window


Repot after 2x growth

Based on the 4” pot your plant is in, and that it doesn’t get direct sunlight.

What other plant parents say

Coconut has a Large, lush leaves plant personality Large, lush leaves 3
Coconut has a Pest magnet plant personality Pest magnet 1
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Such a low maintenance plant and relatively cheap to buy! I got this one for £9 from a supermarket! I love the fact the coconut stays at the bottom, really unique looking plant and it barely needs any maintenance

Large, lush leaves Large, lush leaves
Pest magnet Pest magnet

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