|This coastal, tropical palm originated in the West Pacific and has arching leaves that are pinnate. Panicle flowers yeild coconuts. Young coconuts are incased in a fiberous husks. If you are growing this plant in a conservatory, use a well-drained potting soil mix that has extra sand added in. Water well so that soil is moist, but not wet. Locate in bright light and were plant will receive adequate humidity. Fertilize monthly. Outdoors, locate in full sun where soil is well drained yet moist.