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? ☕️
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How to care for Arabian Coffee Plant
How often to water your Arabian Coffee Plant
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 San Diego, California.
Use our water calculator to personalize watering recommendations to your environment or download Greg for more advanced recommendations for all of your plants.
Water 0.5 cups every
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.
San Diego, California
Finding light for Arabian Coffee Plant in your home
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 🚫.
San Diego, California currently has medium levels of sunlight intensity, you can help this plant grow by treating it to ample light ☀️.
How to fertilize Arabian Coffee Plant
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.
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!
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.
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 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 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 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!
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!
Arabian Coffee Plant is native to Tropical and Southern Africa and Asia.
Yes, you may see your Arabian Coffee Plant bloom with the right amount of sunlight and water.
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.
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 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 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!
Care Summary for Arabian Coffee Plant
Arabian Coffee Plant
0.5 cups every 9 days
< 1ft from a window
Repot after 2x growth
Based on your location in San Diego, California, the 4” pot your plant is in, and that it doesn’t get direct sunlight.