Coconut, one of the most popular palms in the world because of its fruits “coconuts”. Coconut oil is used for cooking and in a wide range of beauty products. The Coconut Palms may live as long as 100 years, producing fruits for 80 years. Leaves are large, about 18ft long and 6ft wide. Flowers in about 6-10 years and are followed by fruits called “coconuts”. It grows best in the moist well drained soil but can tolerate drought.