The coffee plant (Coffea arabica) not only develops the beans to make coffee, one of our most exhilarating beverages, but it makes a truly delightful houseplant that pleases both the eye and the nose with the sweet smell of jasmine.
This attractive ornamental plant has dark glossy green leaves
with fragrant white flowers that form at the nodes on each branch which
becomes coffee beans; however, this can take several years before the
beans are produced to brew that favorite cup of expresso.
Coffea plants are really simple to grow in your home as a potted plant; however, you should let them spend time outside for the summer in indirect sunlight. It's a lovely little tree that produces a coffee cherry which starts off green and afterward changes to a splendid red cherry-like fruit product, developing into a dull chestnut-colored bean.
Outside this plant can grow as tall as 15ft., but indoors, it can be kept under control with proper pruning, This pruning additionally energizes horizontal spreading and for bushiness of 3-4 feet tall for more blossoming and fruiting.
This attractive evergreen gives you the decorative edge for indoor beautication year-round, as it does not shed its leaves, allowing you the privelege to enjoy its beautiful glossy green foliage. Make a statement and create interest for your home decor with stylish indoor plant pots and containers.
Light: Provide bright indirect light (from an east or west facing window) and avoid direct sunlight.
Water: Water and allow the surface of the soil to dry out (1"-2") between waterings. Never let the soil completely dry out, as this could cause leaf-drop.
Humidity: Plant likes humidity. A room humidifier is ideal or place plant on a wet pebble tray.
Fertilizer: Feed with a liquid fertilizer at half strength throughout the growing season.
Temperature: Provide plants constant temperatures between 60 degrees and 75 degrees. Avoid extreme in temperature as damage can occur if temps drop below 42 degrees or above 78 degrees.
Prune: Pinch or prune off the plant’s new growth to restrict its height. pruning also encourages lateral branching for bushiness and more flowering and fruiting for more attractiveness.
Pests: Keep an eye out for spider mites, scale, Mealy Bugs, and whitefly. At the first sign of any insects, webs, or residue take preventive measures to get rid of them.
Propagation: Plants are best propagated using fresh seeds found inside the bright red berries. You can sow the seeds indoors, as stem cuttings have very little success.
Repot: Coffee plants in the spring in potting soil that is rich in organic matter if they have outgrown their current pot.