Coconut Palm tree is one of the biggest export commodities of many countries besides petroleum oil and gas, including Indonesia. Thus, coconut palm trees are cultivated by businessman because this business can be a profitable business.
Typically, coconut palm tree is easy to grow, but if we want it to have high productivity, we should know what about coconut palm tree growth rate.
In this case, to create coconut palm with the best quality in product we should know some factors that influence coconut palm growth rate. Do you want to know more about them? Let’s check them out here.
The first factor that influence coconut palm growth rate is the temperature of environment where the coconut palm trees are cultivated. Coconut palm can be grow well if the temperature of environment is about 24-28 °C, so that the environment wet is about 80-90%.
This temperature is usually gained in a place that is in a height 1-500 meters above sea levels and the surface is flat. Because of them, it can be mentioned that the slope of the soil also can influence the quality of coconut palm tree.
The appropriate slope for planting coconut palm trees is not more than 15°.
In addition, Coconut palm is one of the tropical trees that usually grow in a tropical country that has big rain intensity enough. It is about 1.500-4.000mm in a year.
The thing should be considered here is coconut palm trees need good drainage to make them grow well and has good products.
Environment factors that influence the coconut tree growth rate is the soil. Soil that is good for planting coconut palm trees are fertile soil that consists of soulum without rock.
It is usually contained in podzolic, peat sapric, coastal plains and estuaries. However, the best suitable soil for planting this is red podzolic. Then, soil acidity required to growth of them is about 5.0-5.5. To get this soil acid, we can add dolomit lime or kieserite.
The other factor that can influence coconut palm growth rate is seed of coconut palm itself.
Of course, the best planted seed will produce better coconut palm tree.
Hence, if we want has good coconut palm tree, we have to choose and plant best seed.
The last factor that will influence coconut tree growth rate is caring for them. We should know the best way to give fertilizer and what are kinds of fertilizer that is suitable for your coconut palm trees. By doing this, you can gain coconut palm trees quality that you want.