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Coconut palm thrives in almost all types of well drained soils such as coastal sand, red loam, laterals alluvial and reclaimed soils of marshy low lands.

Coconut palm thrives in almost all types of well drained soils such as coastal sand, red loam, laterals alluvial and reclaimed soils of marshy low lands. Though it is mainly grown in the coastal plains it is possible to grown even at elevation of 600 to 900 m above M.S.L. in areas near the equator where the temperature remains favorable. Among the climatic factors affecting the palm, rainfall is the most important. A rainfall of 1000 to 2250 mm per annum evenly distributed throughout the year appears to be most congenial. Regions with long and pronounced dry spells are not suited to its growth. Coconut palm requires equable climate neither very hot not very cold. The maximum mean annual temp, for good growth is about 27°C with a diurnal venation of about 6° to 7°. Persistent high humidity is harmful and incidence of bud rot is more under such a conditions. The palm requires bright, sunshine of about 2000 hours a year.

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