History is one of the defining features of the Coffea Arabica, or Coffee plant. It’s origins date back to 1000BC in the Kingdom of Kefa, now modern-day Ethiopia. In its natural tropical African habitat, the Coffee plant is an ‘understory plant’, which typically dwells under the forest canopy.
The rich, attractive glossy green leaves and vigorous growing habits have made this plant a popular choice among botany enthusiasts.
It can take 3 - 5 years for a coffee plant to mature, however, a mature plant can produce fragrant white flowers. If the flowers are pollinated they will produce berries that contain coffee beans.
The plant thrives in bright rooms but prefers to be kept away from direct sunlight. Avoid keeping Coffee plants in shady places and consider moving this plant to south-facing rooms during the winter months.
Coffee Plants love water, they prefer to be kept in slightly damp soil. Test the soil weekly to ensure they are happy. Leaves will begin to droop if they aren't happy.
These plants are vigorous growers, capable of reaching heights of 6ft tall when grown as indoor plants. Repot your Coffee Plant each spring, just as the plant enters its growing season.
All plant parts are toxic to humans and animals if ingested.
Your Coffee Plant currently lives in a (12cm diameter, 9cm height) nursery pot.
They're 30cm in height (Pot base to leaf tip) and can reach a height of 180cm.