Information About Coconut Plants
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The coconut plant will not survive in areas where the winter temperatures fall to 18 degrees or lower. Temperatures below 32 degrees will cause damage. It can be found in Florida, Hawaii, North Carolina, Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands.
The coconut tree is used to make food, fibers, building materials and chemicals. It is also used as a shade tree in salty areas where other large trees will not survive.
The coconut plant is susceptible to lethal yellowing, bud rot and trunk rot. Insects such as scales, palm aphids, spider mites, mealybugs, palm weevils and caterpillars can also cause problems.
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