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Arabian Coffee

Coffea arabica

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Arabian Coffee (Coffea arabica) at Canadale Nurseries

Arabian Coffee foliage

Arabian Coffee foliage

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Height:  6 feet

Spread:  5 feet

Sunlight:  partial shade 

Hardiness Zone:  10a

Description:

An upright tropical shrub or small tree that is widely commercially cultivated. an attractive potted plant, presenting glossy foliage with wavy margins; berries are edible with a grape-like texture, but it is the seeds that are dried and roasted

Features & Attributes

Arabian Coffee's attractive textured oval leaves remain dark green in color throughout the year. The flowers are not ornamentally significant. The dark red oval fruit is edible and has an earthy taste . Note that in general, it can be difficult to get plants to reliably produce indoors; this may be a challenge best reserved for experienced gardeners.

This is a multi-stemmed evergreen houseplant with an upright spreading habit of growth. This plant may benefit from an occasional pruning to look its best.

Planting & Growing

When grown indoors, Arabian Coffee can be expected to grow to be about 6 feet tall at maturity, with a spread of 5 feet. It grows at a medium rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for approximately 50 years. This houseplant should be situated in a location that that gets indirect sunlight at most, although it will usually require a more brightly-lit environment than what artificial indoor lighting alone can provide. It does best in average to evenly moist soil, but will not tolerate standing water. The surface of the soil shouldn't be allowed to dry out completely, and so you should expect to water this plant once and possibly even twice each week. Be aware that your particular watering schedule may vary depending on its location in the room, the pot size, plant size and other conditions; if in doubt, ask one of our experts in the store for advice. It is not particular as to soil pH, but grows best in rich soil. Contact the store for specific recommendations on pre-mixed potting soil for this plant.

There are many factors that will affect the ultimate height, spread and overall performance of a plant when grown indoors; among them, the size of the pot it's growing in, the amount of light it receives, watering frequency, the pruning regimen and repotting schedule. Use the information described here as a guideline only; individual performance can and will vary. Please contact the store to speak with one of our experts if you are interested in further details concerning recommendations on pot size, watering, pruning, repotting, etc.

-- THIS IS A HOUSEPLANT AND IS NOT MEANT TO SURVIVE THE WINTER OUTDOORS IN OUR CLIMATE --

 
 
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Fruit  Foliage Color  Attracts Wildlife 
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