Fertilizer For Coconut Trees

Fertilizer For Coconut Trees

As a typical member in palm tree species, coconut trees can use general palm fertilizers as a source of nutrients. Since there are a number of nutrients contained in the fertilizers, it is sometimes not easy to identify the deficiency of the nutrients. Most palm fertilizer contains a large amount of nitrogen because nitrogen is very easy to be leeched away during the growth of the tree. You should spread the fertilizer under the canopy of the tree.

Among all nutrients included in the fertilizer, nitrogen is one of the main elements for the growth of the tree. Deficient nitrogen will cause the leaves to turn yellow and drop off. In the severe case, all foliage of the tree will be affected and the growth will stop. Potassium is another important nutrient for the health of the tree. Deficient potassium will result in the necrotic leaf tip and weak trunk. The leaves may die in a severe stage.

Magnesium is an important micro-elements contained in all palm fertilizers. They are very essential to maintain the well-being of the leaves. Manganese deficiency may occur when palm trees just past the cold winter. If will affect the size and the colour of leaves will show an abnormal state. In rainy days, coconuts trees may suffer from the boron deficiencies gradually. Rain water will leach away boron in the soil. If a fruit has dropped off before maturity, this indicates that the tree may need more boron for its health.

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