Coconut Palm in England?

13 years ago

Hi I live in South West england and would love to grow a coconut palm. My old coconut palm recently died after the base of the plant rotted :'(. I have many questions:

1) Can I grow it from a grocery coconut?

2)If I get hold of a coco seedling then is it possible to keep it outside in winter with underground heating cables, a thick fleece at the base and have it wrapped with lots of clear plastic?

I know question 2 sounds silly but I think if I keep the roots warm and the foliage over 1 degrees Celcius then It may just survive in winter. What do you think?

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