Where do Coconuts come from?
Coconuts have been cultivated by people for thousands of years, but no one is really sure where they originate. This is because coconuts are expert colonisers – the seeds are superb at floating! The little brown husks sail all over the world. Whenever they wash up on a friendly shore where the weather is warm, they grow a fresh crop of plants.
Coconut palms have been called ‘the tree of life’ because you can get so much from them – drink, fibre, food, fuel, tools, musical instruments, and much more. It’s a wonderfully versatile plant.