How to grow a coffee plant?

Leaves of the plant Coffea arabica, the coffee plant

The coffee plant, known as Coffea arabicaIs a lovely plant shrubby plant that can be grown in a pot, since it rarely exceeds 1,5 meters in height, and if it does, it can always be pruned to control its growth.

It is easy to find in nurseries, but that does not mean that it is easy. In fact, being tropical it needs high humidity to be able to get ahead. Then, How to grow a coffee plant?

Flowers of the Coffea arabica plant

The Arabica coffee plant is very beautiful. It has bright dark green leaves that attract a lot of attention, and very decorative white flowers. In addition, its red fruits contain two seeds, which are coffee beans, so we will be able to savor the authentic natural coffee thanks to our beloved plant. Of course, for that we have to learn to take care of it, and that ... may not be easy. But for it to be, at least a little, I'm going to help you.

If you want it to be more likely to get ahead we have to buy it in early spring, which will be when we have to transfer it to a pot about 2 centimeters larger than the one it was carrying. We will fill it with compost or universal cultivation substrate mixed with perlite in equal parts, and we will put it in a very bright room but without direct sun.

Fruits of the coffee plant or Coffea arabica

You have to water it very often: about three times a week in summer and a little less the rest of the year, with water without lime. If you have a plate underneath, you have to remove the excess water ten minutes after watering so that the roots do not remain flooded. Likewise, it will be very important to pay it during the warm months with liquid organic fertilizers, being very interesting the guano.

So that it has a high humidity, we can buy a humidifier or put glasses with water around it. Thus, your leaves will remain beautiful.

With these tips you can enjoy your coffee plant for several years 🙂.


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