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Overgrown Coconut Tree
March 27, 2014
3:09 pm
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I have a coconut tree growing in a large container. The container is around 32 inches and since the base of the container was perforated, the roots of the tree had grown out from the base. This made the pot lose balance and I had to prop it to make it stand tall. After many months of leaving it like that, I finally decided to do something. I lay the tree down and removed the protruding roots and the base of the pot with a machete. This allowed the tree to stand upright on its own. Also the tree has not shown any signs of damage after I performed this procedure. The tree is around 10-11 feet tall. I want to repot this tree in a large container, but I want to know if I can pot it without placing holes in the base of the container. If I do make holes in the base, the same thing is going to happen in a few months and large containers are not cheap. So is it ok for a mature plant like this to be placed in a container without drainage holes in the bottom, or is there some other way of managing a tree like this in a large container?

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April 17, 2014
8:07 pm
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If you dont make a hole in the bottom of the container, it can cause rotting of the roots. Even if root rot doesnt happen, eventually that tree will break open that pot as well. Its a matter of time. Trees can be managed in a pot as long as they are repotted. Coconut is a Big tree and especially the roots...

So make drainage holes but not in the bottom but on the sides that too 2 inches above the bottom edge. This way you will know when the roots are peeeping out.

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