Arabian Coffee

(6 customer reviews)

Scientific Name: Coffea arabica

Common Names: Arabian Coffee Plant, Ethiopian Coffee

Overview: The Coffea Arabica plant is a gorgeous house plant with glossy deep green leaves with jasmine-scented flowers. These plants are natural air purifiers, which is a bonus. This plant performs best in indirect light, with lots of moisture and humidity. These plants can grow up to 8 feet wide and 15 feet tall if properly cared for. 

When planted outdoors, the Arabian coffee plant can reach a mature height of 6 feet, but most indoor plants need to be pruned, so they stay in a manageable range of 1 – 2 feet. If you are looking for a decorative plant that also has air-purifying properties, then the Arabian coffee plant is for you.  

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$ 31.00
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Natural Root Stimulant

Natural probiotics, organics, and moisture control gel boost root growth. Invigorates existing plants, reduces transplant shock and accelerates establishment of new plants. This all natural product will not burn roots.

When Transplanting: Apply between new soil and plant so stimulant touches root ball.

For Existing Plants: Apply stimulant 2-3 inches below top of soil.

Use the proper amount for each pot size:
6″ Pot: ½ Pack
8-10″ Pot: 1 Pack
12-14″ pot: 2 Packs

Organic Outdoor Potting Mix

PlantVine’s Organic Outdoor Potting Soil is time-tested and proven to help your outdoor potted plants thrive. This is our best all-purpose mix, and a smart choice for a wide variety of outdoor plants, flowers and vegetables. The all natural ingredients are specially blended to provide excellent long term drainage, high air porosity and good water holding capability. This mix contains no artificial fertilizers or chemicals. Each bag contains 128 oz of soil.

Repotting:
6” pot into an 8-10” planter: About 1.5 bags
8-10” pot into a 12-14” planter: About 3 bags

Soluble Fertilizer

Great for indoor and outdoor potted plants, this fertilizer quickly dissolves in water, making fertilizing as quick and simple as possible. Just mix 1 teaspoon (scoop included) with 1 gallon of water, and water as normal. Makes 48 gallons.

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Description

Take Your Love of Coffee to the Next Level

Coffea Arabica bean is the mother of all coffees representing around 70% of global production. Sweet taste with floral notes and fruity aromas, this bean is likely the first ever type of coffee to be consumed. 

The origin of Arabian coffee dates back to 1,000 BC in Ethiopia, in the Kaffa region. From there on, it spread to the Arab world through Yemen. It was until the mid-17th century, when the popularity of coffee had also taken over Western Europe, that the plant started migrating to the rest of the world, ending Arabia’s monopoly in coffee cultivation. After that, coffee cultivation spread far and wide, from India to the Americas. 

Also referred to as the Ethiopian coffee plant, the Coffea Arabica plant makes an attractive little specimen with a compact growth rate and glossy green leaves. The plant blooms in spring with small white flowers and then yields half-inch berries that darken over time from green to black pods. Each of these berries contains two seeds, which eventually turn into coffee beans. 

Caring for your Coffee Plant

The best way to care for the Arabian coffee plant is to mimic its natural habitat in a mid-elevation, tropical mountainside with ample water, good drainage, cool temperatures, and high humidity. 

Light 

If you want to keep your Arabian coffee plant indoors, keep it near a window but not in direct sunlight. Be sure to put the pot away from drafts, such as those from air conditioning. Coffee plants prefer full sunlight in places with lower latitudes or speckled sunlight in regular environments. They are understory plants, which makes them highly sensitive to direct sunlight. 

Soil 

It is important to plant Arabian Coffee in peat-based and rich soil with proper drainage. The soil should be acidic, so if your plant seems limp and dull, add organic matter like sphagnum peat moss which will help lower the soil’s pH value. The ideal pH range is between 6 and 6.5. 

Water 

Arabian Coffee plants are water lovers and require plenty and regular watering. Be sure to keep the soil moist at all times but not too much, so it becomes waterlogged. Never let the soil become completely dry.

Humidity and Temperature 

The ideal temperature range for potting a Coffea Arabica plant is between 70 and 80 degrees during the daytime and 65 to 70 degrees at night. Even though hotter temperatures may increase growth, they are not recommended if you are trying to grow them for coffee beans. This is because the fruits need to ripen fully at a slow yet steady speed. 

Since coffee plants naturally grow in humid environments with plenty of fog and rain, a humidity level of 50% or more is sufficient. Dry air may cause browning of the leaves, so make sure to spritz the plant with water every day to increase the humidity level. 

Fertilizer 

Arabian coffee plants do not require strong or regular fertilizing. Use a weak liquid fertilizer during the growing season every few weeks. In the wintertime, do not use fertilizer more than once every month. 

Common Issues 

Indoor coffee plants can sometimes become vulnerable to a few pests and diseases, but the issue can be prevented with the right techniques.

Pests 

Common pests that attack an Arabian coffee plant include mites, aphids, and mealy bugs. If you find that your plant has a white powdery substance, webs, or visible insects, take immediate steps to counter the problem. Use organic neem oil or weak insecticides to prevent the problem from progressing further. 

Disease 

Your coffee plant may become susceptible to leaf rust, brown eye spot disease, berry blotch, black rot, anthracnose, or root diseases. Many of these problems can be solved by fertilizing the plant once or twice a year in summer and spring and boosting the humidity levels. 

Problems like leaf rust are caused by a rust fungus called Hemileiavastatrix. Use 10-10-10 or general-purpose fertilizer to counter this issue.

Pruning 

The Arabian Coffee plant requires little pruning. However, it needs to be cut back during spring with a pair of sharp and clean gardening shears. This will allow proper shaping of the plant and help it grow thicker. 

Propagation 

To properly propagate your Arabian coffee plant, you can use two methods: air layers or cuttings. Air layers involve rooting the branches that are still attached to the main plant. Start by disinfecting the scissors, and take off one or more stems of a minimum of 15 cm. Place the cuttings in the pot with fresh soil. Water the cuttings once every two weeks. Regularly mist the leaves to maintain humidity. 

Potting/Repotting 

The best time to repot your coffee plant is during spring by slowly increasing the pot size. Be sure to have plenty of drainage holes in the pot to allow the proper flow of moisture. 

Additional information

Zone

10a, 10b, 11a

Sun Exposure

Medium Shade, Partial Shade

Mature Height

12 ft – 15 ft

Spacing

8 ft – 10 ft

6 reviews for Arabian Coffee

  1. Tricia C. (verified owner)

    Arrived in perfect condition!

  2. Travis Maple (verified owner)

  3. Gail Ghiloni (verified owner)

  4. Daniel Brinkman-Coronel (verified owner)

  5. Mary (verified owner)

    Thank you Plant Vine for the big healthy Coffee Arabica plant.

  6. Dawn

    I’ve read that it takes 3-4 years for some to produce beans. How long will it take this particular plant? Thanks

  7. Colleen Coyle-Levy (verified owner)

    I was blown away at how large this tree was. Super happy to have a big, healthy tree.

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