How Does a Coconut Grow Into a Coconut Palm Tree and Can You Grow a Coconut Palm From a Coconut?

It is possible to grow a coconut palm from a coconut, if it is an unhusked coconut.

The ones usually sold as food have had their tough fibrous outer coating removed.

The hairy kernel of Cocos nucifera encloses an insignificant embryo amid a large endosperm of meat and liquid.

An unhusked coconut, still filled with milk, will sprout if the seed is buried horizontally and kept wet.

Germination may take months.