Growing Tropical Plants - Knowledgebase Question

Rolling Hills Estates, CA
Question by lbehenna
November 27, 2000
My five year old son would like to grow either coconuts or bananas. Can you help me find information on how to grow them and where I can purchase the seeds? Thank you.


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Answer from NGA
November 27, 2000

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Coconuts grow on rather large palm trees so I'd suggest growing a banana plant instead. Seeds are not available, but small Musa (banana) plants are available from Oregon Exotics Nursery, 1065 Messinger Rd., Grants Pass, OR 97527.

Plants can grow 6'-8' tall when given protection from frost, a sunny site, and ample water during the growing season.

Good luck!

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