Coffea Arabica "Coffee Plant"

Latin name

Coffea arabica

Pronounciation

(“koff-EE-ah ar-AB-ik-ah”)

Common name

Coffea arabica

Origin

Native to Ethiopia, Sudan and Kenya, but now also grown in South America, the Caribbean, Asia and parts of West Africa.

How easy is it care for?

The coffee bush is an evergreen shrub that as well as producing coffee beans is also an attractive houseplant. Coffea arabica has large, elliptic dark green glossy leaves with pronounced veins. The bush, when large and mature, may produce fragrant white flowers and red berries – but it will need to be grown in a warm conservatory for this to happen in the UK, and it may take many years. As well as being the source of coffee beans, the timber is also used in construction and for fuel. All our potted plants come in compostable coir pots.

Caring for your plant

Light

Medium-high to high (light shade is recommended).

Watering

Keep the soil moist, but not wet.

Pruning

Prune by cutting foliage back to the desired size and shape.

Feeding

Dilute fertilizer added to the water at every watering is recommended.

Pest & Diseases

Generally pest free, but look out for mealybugs and other sap-feeding insects, especially if kept in a conservatory or greenhouse.

Mill Pond Nurseries,
Mill Road,
Henham,
CM22 6AA

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