What Are Coconut Flowers?
Are wondering What Are Coconut Flowers? As it turns out, coconut trees are quite amazing. The coconut tree is a kind of palm tree that has many uses, but is mostly known for the exotic fruit it produces... coconuts! Not only are they delicious, but they are also medicinal and can be used in many, many ways. (Our favorite, of course is coconut shell jewelry!)
🌴Did you know coconut/palm trees have flowers? Yes, beautiful and functional! These flowers are actually the reason why coconuts are created in the first place. According to botanists, the coconut tree/palm is one of the oldest flowering tree in the world, the coconut flowers blossom only after 7 to 10 years. The flowers develop inside a large green bud which is called the "spathe" which keep both male and female flowers.
The bud splits open as the flowers are growing, the several branch have hundreds of tiny male flowers which look like lilies and few female flowers which look like small coconuts.
Flowering occurs continuously and with the help of the insects and wind the male flowers pollinate the female flowers. Once the female flowers are pollinated, they become coconuts after a period of 10 months.
Everything about coconuts and coconut flowers is amazing. Many are in love with them and even use the coconut flowers for wedding ceremonies and also for decoration.
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