but believed to be the Western Pacific region
means 'nut-bearing' and 'cocos' has its origins in the
Portuguese word for monkey - the three pores or 'eyes'
of the coconut are said to resemble the face of a monkey.
is one of the most useful plants in the world, with
hundreds of uses, including its fruit being the staple
diet of many people in the tropics.
is a symbol of all things tropical and photographs of
them are used to promote everything from holidays to
cosmetics to sports cars.
cultivated throughout the tropical regions of the world,
with colonies widespread along most tropical coastlines.
tall, solitary palm that is well-suited to exposed sandy
coastal areas in subtropical and tropical locations.
established, it is drought-tolerant.
for indoor use?