A palm tree (also known as a coconut tree) must be grown with the Farming skill. Level 68 farmers may plant a palm tree seed in a plant pot that has been filled with dirt from any empty gardening patch; a gardening trowel is needed to plant the seed. It must then be watered. This action is all performed in the inventory.
The planted seed will become a palm sapling in less than five minutes and can then be transferred to a fruit tree patch. Compost or super compost may be added prior to planting, and once planted (using a spade). The nearby farmer could be paid 15 papaya fruits to watch over your tree.
A palm tree sapling will take 16 hours to fully grow.
Planting the palm sapling gives 110.5 Farming experience. A healthy palm tree, when checked, provides 10,150 Farming experience.
Each coconut, when picked, gives 41.5 Farming experience. Once all 6 coconuts have been picked, this gives a total of 10,509.6 experience per seed. The tree will produce more coconuts until all 6 are available again. However, the coconuts may be picked any time they show on the tree. It takes approximately 30 minutes for each fruit to respawn.