In tropical regions where they grow like weeds, you'll sometimes find a coconut that has begun to sprout. Look for existing mature coconut palm trees in areas that are not closely tended, such as parks and botanical gardens, because the grounds crews in these places remove fallen coconuts. If you look for a small green growth protruding from a coconut on the ground, you can take it home and plant it.
Planting a Coconut That Has Sprouted
Choose an area that receives full sun and has sandy or well-drained soil. Coconut palms do best in tropical coastal areas and not at higher elevations.
Dig a planting hole that is 3 feet deep by 3 feet wide.
Mix sand and loamy topsoil with the soil you dug from your planting hole: A good ratio is one-third sand and two-thirds topsoil.
Backfill your planting hole about one third full with the soil mixture and then water it well. Add more soil mixture and water again.
Set your sprouted coconut into the hole, burying it so only two-thirds of the coconut is covered. Leave the sprout on the top side of the coconut pointing upward.
Water your new planting once a week if rains do not do the job. Fertilize your young tree with a 20-10-20 fertilizer when it is six months old.