Coffee Plant

Coffee Plant


Coffea arabica, Coffea canephira, Coffea liberica
Coffee Plant
Coffea is a genus of flowering plants in the family Rubiaceae.

The coffee plant is an attractive little specimen with glossy green leaves and a compact growth habit. Coffea species are shrubs or small trees that make sweet potted indoor houseplants.

Ethiopia, Sudan, southern Africa and tropical Asia. Coffee plants thrive in the wild in tropical southern climes under the forest canopy.

Coffee plants bloom in spring with small white flowers.  Half-inch berries gradually darken from green to blackish pods. Each of these fruits contains two seeds, which eventually become the coffee beans you use to brew coffee.Coffee plants like a rich, moist and well draining soil. Coffee plants prefer acidic soil, so if your plant is not thriving, add organic matter such as sphagnum peat moss to increase soil pH.

Coffee plant likes to be watered amply and fully. Let the water drain thoroughly. Osmocote fertilizer PLUS Granules Organic Plant Food is best for the slow-release that these plants need.  When the mature plant starts flowering, a boost of African Violet food is nice, but not essential. Coffee plant will berry without additional nutrients.