Plant Care Arabian Coffee Plant

Arabian Coffee Plant

4.3 out of 5 (95 experiences)

Arabian Coffee Plant has a Survivor plant personality Survivor
Arabian Coffee Plant has a Large, lush leaves plant personality Large, lush leaves

About Arabian Coffee Plant

A small upright evergreen shrub or small tree that grows in tropical climates. After 3-4 years small white fragrant blooms will appear from late spring to early summer. Berries are edible with a pulpy grape-like texture, but it is the seeds (coffee beans) that are sought after.

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 located in Orlando, Florida.

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

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

Select the pot size

5"
Light

Check the growing potential in your area

A plant's growing potential is determined from its location, the time of year, and current local weather.

Plant care guide for Arabian Coffee Plant in Orlando, Florida

Orlando, Florida

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Growing Arabian Coffee Plant in Orlando right now

Light needs for plant Arabian Coffee Plant in Orlando, Florida

Plant growth potential is currently medium 👌

January 18th, 2022

Sunlight energy as measured by “net radiation” in Orlando is currently medium 👌.

The availability of high quality sunlight in your home impacts ability for plants to thrive and is key in determini…

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Light needs for plant Arabian Coffee Plant in Orlando, Florida

Sunlight will increase by 12.7% ☀️

January 17th, 2022

Orlando is trending towards greater sunlight intensity!

The amount of sunlight in Orlando is expected to increase by 12.7% over the next 2 weeks to an average of 11.4 megajoules of energy per m2 p…

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Light needs for plant Arabian Coffee Plant in Orlando, Florida

Daylight will increase by 0.4 hours 📈

January 18th, 2022

This month, Orlando is getting an average of 7.6 hours of clear sky sunlight per day.

Hours of daylight will increase by 4.1% over the next two weeks. Your plants will get 10.7 total hours of dayl…

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Finding light for Arabian Coffee Plant in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Arabian Coffee Plant: 3ft from a window
3ft or less from
a window

Arabian Coffee Plant may have difficulty thriving, and will drop leaves 🍃, without ample sunlight.

Place it less than 3 feet from a south-facing window to keep it happy during this time of reduced sunlight intensity in Orlando, Florida ⛅.

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.

When to repot Arabian Coffee Plant

Nutrient needs for plant Arabian Coffee Plant in Orlando, Florida

Is this a good time of year to repot? No ⏳

January 17th, 2022

The growing potential in Orlando is low 📉.

Repotting in late fall or winter when the day lengths are shorter can be very stressful for a plant and cause it to go into shock.

It's best to repot…

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FAQs
Difficulty Level

Arabian Coffee Plant is generally easy to care for, though some plant parents report facing challenges with growing it. Check out the reviews down below to read more about their experiences!


Water Needs
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Care Summary for Arabian Coffee Plant

Arabian Coffee Plant

Arabian Coffee Plant


Greg recommends:

Water

0.5 cups every 9 days

Placement

< 3ft from a window

Nutrients

Repot after 2x growth

Based on your location in Orlando, Florida, 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 36
Arabian Coffee Plant has a Large, lush leaves plant personality Large, lush leaves 36
Arabian Coffee Plant has a Browns easily plant personality Browns easily 29
Arabian Coffee Plant has a Fast grower plant personality Fast grower 29
Arabian Coffee Plant has a Pet friendly plant personality Pet friendly 8
Arabian Coffee Plant has a Easy to propagate plant personality Easy to propagate 2
Urbanebibi avatar
@Urbanebibi
leaf-1 14 Plants
xp 179 XP
globe Pittsboro, North Carolina
01/06/2022

Shiny leaves

Survivor Survivor
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@Carefreefanpalm
leaf-1 1 Plants
xp 33 XP
12/31/2021

I love the shiny leaves and the shade of green.

Pet friendly Pet friendly
Ashh avatar
@Ashh
leaf-1 2 Plants
xp 50 XP
12/31/2021

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

Survivor Survivor
Browns easily Browns easily
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@Mossycabbages
leaf-1 55 Plants
xp 1,471 XP
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

Fast grower Fast grower
Large, lush leaves Large, lush leaves
Survivor Survivor
Browns easily Browns easily
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@Boozybillsbabe
leaf-1 71 Plants
xp 4,258 XP
globe Baltimore, Maryland
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.

Browns easily Browns easily
Adwilson avatar
@Adwilson
leaf-1 11 Plants
xp 410 XP
globe Lynchburg, Virginia
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.

Fast grower Fast grower
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@Voidbugz
leaf-1 59 Plants
xp 2,228 XP
globe Minneapolis, Minnesota
11/20/2021

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

Survivor Survivor
Browns easily Browns easily
Cassrose avatar
@Cassrose
leaf-1 47 Plants
xp 1,110 XP
globe New York
11/05/2021

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

Zeinatamer avatar
@Zeinatamer
leaf-1 2 Plants
xp 63 XP
10/30/2021

not for first timers, gave me THE hardest time

Browns easily Browns easily
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@Beatricenolet
leaf-1 5 Plants
xp 110 XP
globe L'Ancienne-Lorette, Québec
10/14/2021

Pretttttty

Large, lush leaves Large, lush leaves
Colin avatar
@Colin
leaf-1 43 Plants
xp 1,080 XP
globe Temecula, California
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! 😅

Large, lush leaves Large, lush leaves
Survivor Survivor
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@Dylanslabach
leaf-1 22 Plants
xp 752 XP
08/26/2021

Another coffee plant to enjoy!!

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@Dylanslabach
leaf-1 22 Plants
xp 752 XP
08/26/2021

Love coffee, first time trying a plant!

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@Dylanslabach
leaf-1 22 Plants
xp 752 XP
08/26/2021

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

Jill avatar
@Jill
leaf-1 15 Plants
xp 485 XP
08/08/2021

it so shiny

Large, lush leaves Large, lush leaves
Pet friendly Pet friendly
Survivor Survivor
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@Jordankaylee2001
leaf-1 16 Plants
xp 718 XP
globe West Lafayette, Indiana
07/23/2021

This thing is the death of me

Browns easily Browns easily
Miranda avatar
@Miranda
leaf-1 2 Plants
xp 36 XP
07/14/2021

I love this plant because it grows exceptionally quick. It’s obvious whenever the plant needs water because the leaves will start to droop slightly, once watered the plant will stand back up within an hour. These plants can grow berries, but mine doesn’t.

Fast grower Fast grower
Large, lush leaves Large, lush leaves
Survivor Survivor
Cab128 avatar
@Cab128
leaf-1 34 Plants
xp 521 XP
07/08/2021

This plant has beautiful, shiny leaves and grows well. I have it in my living room in bright indirect light and I water it once a week.

It’s easy to care for and it’s a great indoor plant.

Survivor Survivor
Tessa avatar
@Tessa
leaf-1 37 Plants
xp 1,386 XP
07/06/2021

Those glossy leaves make me soooo happy

Fast grower Fast grower
Large, lush leaves Large, lush leaves

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