I love MY COCO POT

the dunkable coconut planter for home and garden

GENERAL WATER GUIDE

FOLIAGE = 1 x DUNK / WEEK

3 INCH POT ASSORTMENT OF SUCCULENTS & ENGLISH IVY

MY COMBO POTS OF  ASSORTED CUTTINGS THAT ROOT & GROW TOGETHER.

 

Order from my selection of  starter  combo plantlets that are in 3" sizes.  I propagate from only the varieties that have been the most succussful and have the most appeal when grouped together.  The combos are random, but will contain one of each three growth habits to trail and fill and thrill.


English Ivy

Fern:  Air,  Boston, Button, Holly, Maidenhair, Squirrels' Foot 

Succulents : Aeonium, Escheveria, Graptoveria, Paddle, Hawarthia, Green Bean, String of Bananas, 

New Zealand Peperomias

Edible = 3 x DUNKS/WEEK +

IN CALIFORNIA, STRAWBERRIES ARE GROWN ALL OVER... EVEN IN MY COCO POT.

IN CALIFORNIA, STRAWBERRIES ARE GROWN ALL OVER... EVEN IN MY COCO POTS! 


Edible plants (like the strawberry), flower and will fare better outside to facilitate pollination and produce fruit.  Herbs, however, may be kept indoors in a bright location.  In between dunks, a daily spray with the hose keeps these guys happy in warm weather.


CHILE PEPPERS

STRAWBERRIES

MICRO GREENS, Cress, Wheat Grass

NASTURTIUM

RUE

SOY BEAN

STRING BEANS 

PEAS


HERBS = 1x-2x DUNKS/WEEK

SAGE AND ROSEMARY

KITCHEN HERBS FRESHEN UP THE AIR WITH EVERY PINCH!  


The herb famlly is a fragrant one, and worth having  just for that alone.  Herbs are happiest when the soil is not constantly wet. So allowing 3-4 days between soaks is best.  Some herbs are notorious for rapid growth or roots with runners (mint or rosemary, e.g.), and are therfore not the ideal candidates for long term occupancy.

 

BASIL                      

CREEPING CHAMOMILE  

OREGANOS, Greek/Italian

PARSELY, CURLY OR ITALIAN

SAGE 

THYMES, Lemon, Orange


Flowering = DUNK DAILY

DIASCHA AND OTHER HANGING BASKET LOVING VARIETIES  MAKE THEMSELVES RIGHT AT HOME IN MY COCO POT

BLOOMERS USE MORE ENERGY.  FOR FLOWERS TO BLOOM, A GOOD MEASURE OF SUNSHINE IS NEEDED AND MOST LIKELY A DAILY DUNK.   


Typically, My CoCo Pot  will accommodate any 4" or smaller pot size. for transplanting. The 6-packs of seasonal color at your local garden center are a handy size too. Although you may only need one,  the young plants are easy to manipulate and massage together to compress into a single pot.  Remember, though, when working with annuals they will expire seasonally. but are easliy replacable.  


TIP:  The more mature a plant is, it will require supplemental nutrients.  Plant food is available in liquid, dissolvable granules, pellet or spike forms and should be applied according to their respective directions.  I recommend  the disolvable granules that can be added to the dunk water once or twice a month.  My Coco Pot's Soil Mix contains organic slow-release plant food to last 4 months, although the coconut husk and fibers contain the same nutrients in trace amounts that release with each dunk and is in a form that is readily absorbable to the root system.


                        ANNUALS                                   CALIBRACHOA

GOLDEN FLEECE fragrant

LOBELIA

LUPINE native

PANSY  edible

PORTULACA

STOCK fragrant

VIOLA

                                    

PERENNIALS 

Bacopa 

Begonia

Chenille

Fucshia

Lewisia

Orchid Cacti  

Geranium, trailing

Shamrock


TIP:  Like a plant that's only available in a larger container?  Check the roots - tap or squeeze the pot and slide it out.  Roots wind around the exterior and fill inwards.  Non-root-bound plants are easily reduced in size to fit a smaller pot by removing soil from ithe inner ball and removing the excess root with scissors.  Massage back in to a ball and re-plant. 

My How To Page

Trailers = 2 x DUNKS/WEEK

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MOST GROUND COVERS MAKE GREAT CONTAINER PLANTS.  THEY WILL CASCADE AND TAKE UP VERY LITTLE ROOT SPACE.


These choices will get by with minimal attention.  The habit of groundcovers creep and produce flowers at the tips that drape down. Trailers also branch out when trimmed, encouraging a fuller form.  Banana succulent is great for this purpose.  Succulents do appreciate regular water, but when there is little available they will operate on what is stored and go somewhat dormant .


TIP:   My Coco Pot will appear darker when it is wet, and will usually dry from the top down.  A good visual indicator of when it may need water.  Another way to tell is to lift it up.  If it feels light, it's time to dunk.  



CASCADING AND TRAILING

ANGEL/WIRE VINE

CHENILLE

CREEPING CHARLIES

CREEPING FIG

DICHONDRA, Silver Lace

IVY,  English green or variegated

LYSMACHIA, Creeping Jenny

PARROTS BEAK

POTHOS

SUCCULENTS, *Banana, String of Pearls, Pork & Beans,

SEDUM, Angelina, tri-color

TRADESCANTIA, purple, green

VINCA

 

TIP:  TOPIARY TRELLISES GIVE VINES SUPPORT TO GROW ALONG. ANGEL/WIRE VINE IS  A POPULAR CHOICE FOR THIS.  A MODERATELY FAST GROWER THAT IS SHAPEABLE BY WINDING AROUND THE WIRE BOTH ON THE TRELLIS AND THE BODY OF MY COCO POT.


TIP:  The trailing varieties listed here are perfect for My Rooter Pots and are sold by the bag as unrooted cuttings. Only available with purchase of My Coco Pot or My Rooter Pot.


TIP:  For strawberries, remove the lower leaves and harvest the fruit to encourage new growth and alleviate the 

My Rooter Pot

Soiless = DAILY MIST

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SKIP THE SOIL,  ADD A BUNCH OF LIVE MOSS AND A TILLANDSIA AIR PLANT FOR A DRAMATIC LOOK.  



A short list, but so many varieties:

ORCHIDS are host-dependent (epiphytic) and take advantage of micro-moisture areas and most often found clinging to tree bark to absorb nutrients and water via the leaves- as opposed to terrestrial types that are able to absorb nutrients from the soil through the roots.

-Phalaenopsis minis, Dendrobium 


TIP:  If you have a shade tree that filters out most of the sun, this is a perfect location to suspend My Coco Pots.

Attract bees and pollinators in the same way by placing a bloomer near fruit or citrus trees


TILLANDSIAS are another huge group in the bromeliad family that are epiphytic. 

More widely known as 'air plants', they are more popular than ever for their simpicity and decorative applications. Spanish moss is one of them, but from my experience needs REGULAR misting to stay and alive and green.  Mine does best hung from the shower head.  Even if it dries out, it's still pretty, decorative and useful.


MOSSES, true mosses will grow organically anywhere there is a constant supply of moisture and with something to cling to,(like rocks that sit just above water level) and to partake of the fine vapor exchange going on there. Which is why the coconut body is moss-friendly.   It provides the matrix to cling to and the moisture that wicks off of the wet wood.

Untreated bare copper is reactive and has a drying and even biocidal effect on molds/fungi,  but because the copper is coated, it is not able to interfere in the respiration of these delicate systems. 


TIP: GREAT FOR HUMID AREAS LIKE UNDER EAVES, SHOWER STALLS, SPAS, WATER GARDEN AND GREENHOUSES, NEAR SPRAY IRRIGATION.



See My Tillandsia Coco Pot

INDOOR AND LOW LIGHT

SOILESS

TILLANDSIA AND SPANISH MOSS FILLED COCO POT

TILLANDSIA / MOSSES

ORCHIDS


AVAILABLE THROUGH ADD ONS AT CHECK OUT:

TILLANDSIA USNOIDES (SPANISH MOSS) CLUMPS

TILLANDSIA STRAMINEA DWF 6-7"

LOW WATER

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PEPEROMIA

SUCCULENTS, HAWARTHIA

FERN


BEST FOR OFFICES AND WELL LIT ROOMS

PREFERS TIME TO DRY BETWEEN DUNKS.  

 THESE VARIETIES ARE OFFERED IN MY COMBO POTS.

KITCHEN HERBS

KITCHEN HERBS

OREGANO

THYME

BASIL


READILY AVAILABLE AT MOST GARDEN CENTERS YEAR ROUND.   LIVING HERBS SOLD AT THE GROCERY STORE  USUALLY COME IN SMALL 3" POTS WHICH ARE EASY TO DROP IN MY COCOPOT  AND HANG CLOSE BY.

PATIOS WITH FULL DAY TO PART DAY SUN

8 HOURS

SNACK SIZE STRAWBERRIES AT YOUR FINGERTIPS

STRAWBERRIES AT YOUR FINGERTIPS gift ideas plant gifts

HALF-N-HALF

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SUNNY/BRIGHT

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THIS CHENILLE PLANT IS CONTAINER FREINDLY AND REALLY ENJOYING MY COCO POT.

OUTDOOR SHADE OR FILTERED LIGHT

DRY N HOT CLIMATE

succulents stay greener out of direct sun and will also flower periodically

SUCCULENTS ARE CONTAINER DEPENDENT AND WILL ONLY GROW TO CAPACITY.  DIRECT SUN MAY ACTUALLY BURN TENDER SUCCULENTS, TURNING THE LUSH GREEN COLOR TO A YELLOW OR RED.  THEY ALSO LIKE TO BE WATERED REGULARLY.

TEMPERATE & WARM

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SUBTROPICALS CAN TAKE HEAT, EVEN IN THE ABSENCE OF MOISTURE.  SOME CAN STORE WATER LONG-TERM, WHICH MAKES THEM GOOD CANDIIDATES FOR MY COCO POTS.  FOR FROST PRONE ZONES, THESE VARIETIES ARE BEST INDOORS FOR THE DURATION.

BREEZY ~ COOL

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VENTILATION IS A MOST OVER-LOOKED ASPECT OF PLANT CARE- INDOORS OR OUT.  ADEQUATE AIR CIRCULATION  REDUCES POSSIBLE MILDEWS ASSOCIATED WITH MOISTURE.  TRADITIONAL PARLOR FERN HAVE LONG LOVED ENTRYWAYS AND CATCHING A BREEZE FROM OPEN WINDOWS.