Plant Care Coffee bush
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Coffee bush

Also known as

River tamarind, Subabul, White leadtree, Jumbay and White popinac

Taxonomy

Leucaena leucocephala
Leucaena
Fabaceae
Fabales

How to care for Coffee bush

Water

How often to water your Coffee bush

Water needs for Coffee bush
0.5 cups
every 9

Coffee bush 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 Coffee bush

Water 0.5 cups every
9

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

Select the pot size

5"
Light

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

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Finding light for Coffee bush in your home

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

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

Place it less than 3 feet from a south-facing window to maximize the potential for growth.

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

Nutrients

How to fertilize Coffee bush

Nutrient, fertilizer, and repotting needs for Coffee bush: 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 Coffee bush after it doubles in size or once a year—whichever comes first.

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Care Summary for Coffee bush

Coffee bush

Coffee bush


Greg recommends:

Water

0.5 cups every 9 days

Placement

< 3ft 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.

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