Coffea arabica, 4″
The Coffee Plant is a self-pollinating plant with dark green leaves. It is known to produce white, star-shaped flowers that are said to have a light vanilla scent.
Size - 4"
Key Information & Plant Overview
Binomial Name: Coffea arabica
Care Level: Easy
Light: Bright, indirect light
Water: Keep soil evenly moist and let the top 1 to 2” dry before watering. Be sure to drain excess water
Pet Friendly: No
The naturally shiny dark green leaves provide a welcoming presence that will brighten any space. With proper care, this little bush will grow into a taller, more prominent tree! The Coffee Plant is a self-pollinating plant that has been known to produce white, star-shaped flowers that are said to have a light vanilla scent. If you're lucky maybe you will even get a bean or two!
PlantX Top Tip: The coffee plant appreciates higher levels of humidity which makes for a great kitchen plant.
How to Care for Coffee Plant
Light: Can tolerate bright light conditions with no direct sunlight.
Water: Allow the top 2 inches of the soil to dry before watering.
Humidity: Average relative humidity of 25% to 49%
Temperature: Average from 18°C to 24°C (65°F - 75°F)
Fertilizer: Follow a monthly fertilizing schedule when the plant is actively growing. In most cases, this is in the spring and summer. Use a balanced fertilizer - this means a ratio of NPK that is all the same. Ex: 10-10-10.
Soil: Use a well-draining, high organic matter soil mix.
Propagation: Stem cuttings can be placed in moist soil or in water until it forms roots that are about 2-3” long then transplant to moist soil.
Repotting: Can be done every 12-18 months. Choose a pot that is 2” larger in diameter than the original pot.
Cleaning Tip: Wipe the leaves down to keep them looking glossy.
Toxicity: Toxic. The bark and foliage contains saponins which are poisonous to pets.
Coffee Plant - Common Problems
My Coffee Plant has brown leaf edges: Check the humidity periodically. This is usually an aesthetic problem and can be dealt with by increasing humidity and trimming off brown leaf edges.
The leaves of my coffee plant are dropping: This problem is usually associated with overwatering. Check your watering schedule and reduce watering if needed - let the top 2 inches of soil dry before watering again.
My plant has brown spots on its leaves: Coffee plants love a bright location but can’t tolerate direct sunlight. This is known as leaf scorch or sunburn. Move the plant away from the direct sunlight.
Signs of Overwatering: New growth becomes soft and brown and the leaves begin to drop.
Common Pests: Check for mealy bugs, aphids, and spider mites.
Frequently Asked Questions
Can I grow a coffee plant in my house?
Yes, you definitely can! Although, you won’t be roasting any coffee beans anytime soon (approximately 3 to 4 years). But you’ll get to enjoy it’s dark glossy leaves. Remember to place your plant in a bright location with no direct sunlight.
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