Coffee Plant Coffea arabica
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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.
Plants feature (a) glabrous, glossy, dark green leaves with prominent veins and wavy margins
Fragrant (resembles the aroma of jasmine), star-shaped, that bloom in axillary clusters of 2-9
Organically rich-well drained soil
- Height: 6 ft. 0 in. - 15 ft. 0 in.
- Width: 6 ft. 0 in. - 15 ft. 0 in.
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- 10a, 10b, 11a, 11b, 12a, 12b
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