The petioles and midribs of the leaves are useful in frameworks for walls and roofs, and the leaves themselves are used in thatching. The leaflets may be woven into mats for the floor or as panels for walls. Many household items are made from the coconut palm. Containers and utensils are made from the shell of the nut.
- Light. This plant will thrive in bright, indirect light and can tolerate direct sunlight.
- Watering. Keep the soil moist with warm water at all times but not soggy, watering once or twice per week in the summer months. Do not over water.
- Temperature. Above average household temperatures of 20 – 24°C.
- Sunlight. Coconut palms thrive in full sun, meaning at least six hours of direct sunlight on most days. Even palms found in nature can struggle in the shade, so it’s extremely important that any indoor coconut palm receives ample sunshine.