Wild Coffee Bush

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  • Grower
    Ships in our standard grower pot which includes drainage holes at the bottom.
  • Selva

    12 inches wide. Made with recycled plastic and natural materials. Weather resistant, insulating, frost resistant, chip and crack resistant. Includes plug and saucer.

  • Viento

    12 inches wide. Made with recycled plastic and natural materials. Weather resistant, insulating, frost resistant, chip and crack resistant. Does not include a drainage hole.

This product is not California Certified.

$ 69.00
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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.

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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Scientific Name: Psychotria nervosa

Common Names: Wild Coffee Plant, Semaphore

Overview: Though the Wild Coffee Plant (or Psychotria Nervosa…don’t you just love that name?) has berries, its beans won’t reward you with a great-tasting cup o’ joe. Its berries appear in summer after small white spring flowers (a favorite of birds and bees) ripen to red. The beans contain no caffeine, but can be roasted and consumed for a coffee-like beverage. But, the beans are not why Wild Coffee is so popular. Its glossy deep green leaves are marked with deep grooves, giving great texture to your landscaping. Many gardeners love to use Wild Coffee as a shade or privacy hedge.

Tolerant to shade, but partial to more sun, this tropical shrub can grow up to 6 feet tall.  It requires average water and grows easily, but is definitely cold sensitive.



Psychotria nervosa, commonly known as wild coffee or semaphore, is an evergreen shrub native to subtropical regions of the southeastern United States, the Caribbean, and Central America. This versatile plant thrives in a range of habitats, from coastal dunes and hammocks to pine flatwoods and riverine forests. Typically reaching a height of 3 to 6 feet, its elliptical, glossy leaves exhibit prominent veins, lending it a distinctive, textured appearance.

Wild coffee produces small, fragrant, white flowers that attract pollinators like bees, butterflies, and moths. These blooms later give way to vibrant red, coffee bean-like drupes that provide a vital food source for birds and other wildlife. Although not ideal for human consumption, the fruits offer an ornamental appeal, making Psychotria nervosa a popular choice for landscaping projects focused on promoting biodiversity and native species. This low-maintenance, drought-tolerant plant is ideal for both formal and informal garden settings, contributing to the conservation of local ecosystems while adding visual interest.


Additional information


10a, 10b, 11a, 11b

Sun Exposure

Full Sun, Partial Shade, Partial Sun

Mature Height

4 ft – 6 ft


2 ft – 3 ft

4 reviews for Wild Coffee Bush

  1. Anonymous (verified owner)

    The plant is healthy and absolutely beautiful. Plantvine sells the best plants I’ve never been disappointed. Thank you!

  2. James Gilmartin (verified owner)

    Fantastic I love my plant purchase it is growing wonderfully

  3. Richard (verified owner)

    The plants were much smaller than I expected. They were healthy, but small for the price.

  4. Michael G. (verified owner)

    Very healthy and full looking plants. Great job on packing.

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Why others chose the Wild Coffee Bush

Great Florida native plant with a nice dark glossy leaf