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Habitat and Location:

Coffea arabica, commonly known as Arabian Coffee or simply Arabica coffee, is a tropical plant native to the highland forests of Ethiopia, South Sudan and Kenya. This species typically inhabits the understories of these forests.

 

Description and Key Features:

Coffea arabica is noted for its attractive, glossy green leaves and fragrant white flowers. The plant features large, elliptic leaves that are dark green and glossy, adding a lush, tropical feel to any space. The flowers are small, white, and bloom in clusters along the branches. These flowers give way to red fruits, each containing two coffee beans. The combination of its ornamental foliage, fragrant flowers, and valuable fruits makes this plant a popular choice for both decoration and cultivation.

 

This species is a visually appealing and functional addition to any plant collection, whether in a greenhouse, conservatory, or as a houseplant. Its lush foliage and potential for coffee production make it a standout choice for various indoor settings.

 

Care Instructions:

For optimal growth, Coffea arabica should be placed in bright, indirect light to moderate shade. While it can tolerate more shade, it thrives best with ample, filtered sunlight. Acclimatise plants gradually to brighter light levels. Ensure the plant is in a well-draining soil mix, such as a tropical terrestrial potting mix, to maintain adequate moisture without waterlogging. Water the plant regularly, keeping the soil consistently moist but not soggy, and reduce the frequency during the cooler months when the plant's growth slows.

 

Maintain an intermediate to warm environment with daytime temperatures ranging from 17-32 degrees Celsius and nighttime temperatures between 14-20 degrees Celsius. Coffea arabica needs consistent watering and must never dry out. Avoid placing the plant in drafts or sudden temperature changes, as it is sensitive to such conditions.

 

Specifications:

 

Plant Size: 35 cm

Family: Rubiaceae

Plant Passport: A Coffea arabica B 140084 c 12884 d GB

Coffea arabica

SKU: Coffea arabica
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