Plant Care Arabian Coffee Plant

Arabian Coffee Plant

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About Arabian Coffee Plant

Perhaps one of the world's favorite plants, the Arabian Coffee plant produces the beans known as Arabica. Coffee is produced from the fruits which appear after their fragrant, white flowers are pollinated. The fruits must be fermented and then roasted before they are ground, a process that's been around since the 1400s! Did you know the darker the roast, the less caffeine your cup of coffee has? ☕️

Taxonomy

Coffea arabica
Coffea
Rubiaceae
Gentianales

Also known as

Caféier d'arabie

How to care for Arabian Coffee Plant

💦 Water

How often to water your Arabian Coffee Plant

Water needs for Arabian Coffee Plant
0.5 cups
every 9

Arabian Coffee Plant needs 0.5 cups of water every 9 when it doesn’t get direct sunlight and is potted in a 5" pot.

Use our water calculator to personalize watering recommendations to your environment or download Greg for more advanced recommendations for all of your plants.

Calculate water needs of Arabian Coffee Plant

Water 0.5 cups every
9

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5"
☀️ Light

Finding light for Arabian Coffee Plant in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Arabian Coffee Plant: 1ft from a window
1ft or less from
a window

Arabian Coffee Plant love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.

Place it less than 1ft from a south-facing window to maximize the potential for growth.

Arabian Coffee Plant does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

Select your region to see how the current weather in your area affects the placement of Arabian Coffee Plant in your home 🏡.

🪴 Nutrients

How to fertilize Arabian Coffee Plant

Nutrient, fertilizer, and repotting needs for Arabian Coffee Plant: repot after 2X growth

Most potting soils come with ample nutrients which plants use to produce new growth.

By the time your plant has depleted the nutrients in its soil it’s likely grown enough to need a larger pot anyway.

To replenish this plant's nutrients, repot your Arabian Coffee Plant after it doubles in size or once a year—whichever comes first.

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💡 FAQs
⭐ Difficulty Level

Arabian Coffee Plant can be challenging to care for, according to some plant parents. Check out the reviews down below to learn from their experiences!

Common Arabian Coffee Plant Problems →


💦 Water Needs

Arabian Coffee Plant prefers for the soil to dry out between waterings and should be watered regularly. Use our water calculator to personalize watering recommendations to your environment or download Greg for more advanced recommendations for all of your plants.


☀️ Sunlight Needs

Arabian Coffee Plant requires abundant, bright and direct light. Place it less than one foot from a window to ensure it receives enough light to survive 💪. Select your region to see how the current weather in your area affects the placement in your home 🏡.

Arabian Coffee Plant Light Requirements →

Arabian Coffee Plant Direct Sunlight Needs & Tolerance →


🐶 🐈 👶 Toxicity

Arabian Coffee Plant is not safe to consume. If you, a family member, or a pet has ingested any amount of plant material contact Poison Control, US (800) 222-1222, or your veterinarian. If you have children, cats, or dogs in the home, we suggest keeping this plant out of reach.

Arabian Coffee Plant Toxicity to Cats →

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💨 Humidity

Arabian Coffee Plant doesn’t require additional humidity. Plants absorb most water through their root system rather than their leaves, so the best way to provide humidity for your plants is through watering the soil.

Arabian Coffee Plant Humidity Needs →


🪴 Soil

Arabian Coffee Plant does best in well-draining soil. A good soil will contain lots of organic matter such as coco coir as well as perlite or vermiculite to help with drainage. Adding a handful of perlite to regular store-bought potting soil should do the trick!

Best Soil Mix for Arabian Coffee Plant →

When and How to Successfully Repot Arabian Coffee Plant →


💩 Fertilizer

Arabian Coffee Plant should be repotted after it doubles in size or once a year, whichever comes first. Fresh potting soil has all the nutrients your plant needs, so as long as it’s refreshed yearly, you shouldn’t need to use fertilizer. Remember, plants get their energy from sunlight, not fertilizer!

How Much and When to Fertilize Arabian Coffee Plant →


🌎 Native Region

Arabian Coffee Plant is native to Tropical and Southern Africa and Asia.


🌸 Flowers

Yes, you may see your Arabian Coffee Plant bloom with the right amount of sunlight and water.

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⬆️ ⬇️ Growth Pattern

Arabian Coffee Plant will branch off as it grows. To encourage branching, pinch off the newest growth at the tip and the stem will branch off into two.


🌦️ Growing Outdoors

USDA Hardiness Zone
Arabian Coffee Plant can be grown outdoors in USDA Hardiness Zones 10a-12b. Find your local hardiness zone here.

Arabian Coffee Plant Temperature Tolerance →


🌱 Propagation

Arabian Coffee Plant can be propagated by the stem method. To propagate:

  • Make a cut just above the node. The node is the break in the stem where the leaf emerges.
  • To get the cutting to root, you can either:
    • Place the cutting in water until roots emerge and are ~2” long and then transplant into well-draining soil, or
    • Place the cutting directly into well-draining soil and water when dry.

🍂 Yellow Leaves

Yellow leaves aren’t always a reason to panic, and can be a normal part of a plant’s life cycle. Unless brand new leaves are turning yellow or all the leaves change color at once, it’s likely just your plant shedding old leaves.

Overwatering and root rot are the most likely cause of problems in Arabian Coffee Plant, since they are sensitive to wet soil. The leaves may also appear to be curling or drooping. Less often, yellow leaves are caused by underwatering, nutrient deficiencies, or pests.

Replace soggy soil with fresh, dry soil and download Greg to make sure your plant never gets overwatered again!


🧐 Troubleshooting

When troubleshooting a sad-looking houseplant, start by checking for signs of distress in its leaves, such as yellowing, browning, or drooping, which can indicate overwatering or nutrient deficiencies.

Inspect the soil moisture; too dry or too wet soil can cause problems.

Ensure the plant is getting the right amount of light, as too much or too little can stress it.

Finally, consider environmental factors like temperature and humidity, and adjust care routines accordingly to revive your plant.


Care Summary for Arabian Coffee Plant

Arabian Coffee Plant

Arabian Coffee Plant


Greg recommends:

Water

0.5 cups every 9 days

Placement

< 1ft from a window

Nutrients

Repot after 2x growth

Based on the 4” pot your plant is in, and that it doesn’t get direct sunlight.

What other plant parents say

Arabian Coffee Plant has a Survivor plant personality Survivor 41
Arabian Coffee Plant has a Large, lush leaves plant personality Large, lush leaves 37
Arabian Coffee Plant has a Browns easily plant personality Browns easily 32
Arabian Coffee Plant has a Fast grower plant personality Fast grower 30
Arabian Coffee Plant has a Easy to propagate plant personality Easy to propagate 2
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03/30/2022

They need to be watered almost everyday to keep soil moist

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leaf-1 5 Plants
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03/15/2022

She’s beautiful but finicky. Needs a humidifier on her at all times.

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globe New York
02/20/2022

very temperamental plant not having the easiest time with it

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globe New Orleans, LA
02/02/2022

Can’t stand the cold so you have to bring it in when it gets cold for too long.

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leaf-1 5 Plants
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01/22/2022

It’s probably just my poor plant, but he’s been through it. He’ll get these gorgeous lush leaves and then they brown right away.

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globe Pittsboro, NC
01/06/2022

Shiny leaves

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leaf-1 5 Plants
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12/31/2021

I love the shiny leaves and the shade of green.

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12/31/2021

Have not killed this one yet. (Also haven’t gotten any coffee beans 😭)

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leaf-1 66 Plants
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12/28/2021

This plant grows fairly quickly but is kind of picky and doesn’t like tap water. I started exclusively using rain or distilled water with this plant and it resolved the leaf browning quickly

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globe Baltimore, MD
12/24/2021

This plant is such a brat. Too much sun, too little sun. Too much water, too little water. Ugh. The leaves are pretty when healthy though.

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globe Raleigh, NC
12/23/2021

This guy has been growing extremely fast! Since they love humidity so much I mist the plant twice a week and it seems to love it! It will also 100% let you know when it need water.

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globe Minneapolis, MN
11/20/2021

Arabian coffee plants are not pet friendly, as they contain saponins

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globe New York
11/05/2021

Does it’s own thing, not a fast grower but steadily trucking along.

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leaf-1 2 Plants
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10/30/2021

not for first timers, gave me THE hardest time

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globe L'Ancienne-Lorette, Québec
10/14/2021

Pretttttty

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globe Temecula, CA
09/30/2021

Really like this coffee plant! It’s easy to care for and has beautiful lush, shiny leaves. Just waiting for my first harvest of coffee beans! 😅

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leaf-1 18 Plants
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08/26/2021

Another coffee plant to enjoy!!

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leaf-1 18 Plants
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08/26/2021

Love coffee, first time trying a plant!

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08/26/2021

Just got into it, but I’ve heard good things!

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