Hello everyone! This is my first post here and hopefully not my last
So what do you all think about my doing this with a green coconut palm before I plant it over my pool so the leaves/fronds never touch the chlorine pool water?
It is propped up on a wide flat log at the very middle of the established trunk. The pot that the tree resides in is secured and will not move. The weight of the dirt and roots is on the ground, just the weight of the palms are on the trunk.
It is important to note that the sun exposure is from 8am until 5pm with the bucket facing North and fronds facing south. Only late late afternoon does the tree above it cast shade. Obviously as we go into summer, the duration of direct sunlight will be extended.
BACKGROUND TO QUESTION:
I purchased my home in St. Petersburg, FL December 2010 and am now looking to turn the backyard/pool area into a tropical paradise. The first step is planting large palms around the fence line and area to set up for the smaller plants/palms to go underneath.
One of my finishing touches and dreams for the pool area is to have a coconut palm that is almost perpendicular to the ground which will go over the pool deck and then growing straight up over the pool. Similar to this:
While shopping and finding deals, I purchased a Coconut Palm (I believe it is Green) which has about 3 feet of trunk and had already grown some coconuts. The trunk already has a slight curve in it which got me thinking to try and train it to grow up from it's current position. Since I figure this will take some time to happen, why not do it now while I continue to work on the rest. THOUGHTS????