Introduction to Coffee Plants

Introduction to Coffee Plants
Introduction to Coffee Plants
Discover the Coffea arabica, a popular indoor plant. Surprisingly, it's the same species that produces 70% of the world’s coffee beans, and can be grown indoors with proper care.
Optimal Lighting Conditions
Optimal Lighting Conditions
Coffee plants require bright, but indirect light. A north or east-facing window is ideal. Direct sunlight can scorch leaves, while too little light can weaken the plant.
Proper Watering Technique
Proper Watering Technique
Water when the top inch of soil is dry. Overwatering can lead to root rot, a common issue. Interestingly, coffee plants are sensitive to water quality—use filtered water to avoid leaf browning.
Humidity and Temperature
Humidity and Temperature
Maintain 50-70% humidity for your coffee plant. Mist leaves regularly. Keep it in a stable temperature of 65-75°F, mimicking its native tropical environment.
Fertilization Facts
Fertilization Facts
Fertilize with a balanced, water-soluble fertilizer monthly during growth seasons. In winter, reduce to every other month. Fun fact: coffee grounds can't be used directly as fertilizer!
Pruning and Repotting
Pruning and Repotting
Prune to encourage bushiness. Repot every spring to accommodate growth. Use a pot with drainage holes and a peat-based potting soil for best results.
Pest Management
Pest Management
Watch for pests like spider mites and scale. Isolate infected plants and treat with neem oil or insecticidal soap. Regularly inspecting your plant can prevent outbreaks.
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What percentage of coffee beans does Coffea arabica produce?
70% of world's coffee
Around 50% globally
90% of all beans