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Coffee Plant Coffea arabica

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Description

The flowers of this plant are exquisite and have a total sense of the tropics. The berries with their luxurious bright red vibrant colors will draw you in. The white flowers are like a cascading waterfall of sheer beauty. 

A small upright evergreen shrub or small tree that is grown in tropical climates.  Grown as a houseplant in temperate climates with well-draining potting soil.  Needs bright light and high humidity indoors but if taken outdoors prefers some partial shade.  After 3-4 years small white fragrant blooms will appear from May to June. Fissured bark appears on older branches. The fruits are green two-seeded berries that gradually mature to yellow, light red and finally deep red.  Berries are edible with a pulpy grape-like texture, but it is the seeds (coffee beans) that are sought after. Berries are picked by hand when ripe and de-pulped, with the extracted seeds/beans then dried in the sun before roasting and grinding to produce the popular beverage coffee.

Categories:

Edible Plants, Shrubs, Trees

 

Plants feature (a) glabrous, glossy, dark green leaves with prominent veins and wavy margins

Flower:

Fragrant (resembles the aroma of jasmine), star-shaped, that bloom in axillary clusters of 2-9

 

Habit:

shrubby

Site:

Organically rich-well drained soil

 

Cultivars:
Tags:
#evergreen#fragrant flowers#houseplant#white flowers#red berries#broadleaf evergreen#cascading flowers#vibrant#exotic-looking
Cultivars:
Tags:
#evergreen#fragrant flowers#houseplant#white flowers#red berries#broadleaf evergreen#cascading flowers#vibrant#exotic-looking
  • Attributes:
    Genus:
    Coffea
    Species:
    arabica
    Dimensions:
    Height: 6 ft. 0 in. - 15 ft. 0 in.
    Width: 6 ft. 0 in. - 15 ft. 0 in.
  • Whole Plant Traits:
    Plant Type:
    Edible
    Shrub
    Tree
  • Cultural Conditions:
    Usda Plant Hardiness Zone:
    10a, 10b, 11a, 11b, 12a, 12b
  • Flowers:
    Flower Color:
    White
    Flower Value To Gardener:
    Fragrant
    Flower Bloom Time:
    Spring
    Summer
  • Leaves:
    Leaf Color:
    Green
    Leaf Shape:
    Elliptical
    Hairs Present:
    No
  • Stem:
    Stem Is Aromatic:
    No