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Coconut trees care in winter

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Hiten starts with ...
Gday,

I have grown a coconut tree in my garden @ Perth just wondering what protection do i need to take during winter season.
Its a malaysian dwarf. Your advice will be highly appreciated.
Thanks
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1st June 2018 11:47am
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Fruitylicious1 says...
Hi Hiten

For lazy gardeners who like to winterize their coconut palm tree, try stringing around a christmas light around your palm tree. Use the old fashion bulb type, not the LED because LED doesn't emit heat unlike the out of fashion bulb light.

If you want a bit of work, erect four stakes around your coconut tree and wrap it over and around the tree with sturdy plastic, bubble wrap, even cling wrap. Remove the winterizing contraptions when the weather starts to warm up.

In addition to the above techniques, you can also place some medium to large rocks around your coco to trap heat during the day and dissipate the warmth during the night and early morning when it is cold during winter.

Happy gardening :-)
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Hiten says...
Hi Fruitylicious,

Thanks for your reply will try to wrap around with some plastic as fitting lights is hard being on ground in the Garden so hard to protect against rain.
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denise1 says...
The palms going through colder than optimum temperature are prone to lose energy and fall prey to rot starting at the roots. You can put a bucket or more of diluted seawater into the rootzone and then avoid watering throughout the winter except as necessary. Perhaps diluted to half strength. The salt is well tolerated by the palm but not by most rot organisms . Coconuts have been grown outdoors this way in places cooler than Perth. You could buy a heat mat from your pet shop and wrap it around the trunk. if it is safe to do so.
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