Arabian coffee

Arabian coffee

Coffee, love?
Common name : Arabian coffee
Scientific name : Coffea arabica
Family : Rubiaceae
Category : Perennials
Type of plant : Perennial
Cold-sensitive
Cold-sensitive
Sun loving
Sun loving
Coffea arabica - the Arabian coffee - is a shrub species in the family Rubaceae Endemic to the mountainous regions of Yemen and the southwestern highlands of Ethiopia. They are perennials growing to 9 and 12 m (30 and 39 ft) tall, with glossy dark green opposite, simple elliptic-ovate to oblong, 6–12 cm (2.5–4.5 in) long leaves, and white flowers in axillary clusters. They can be kept as houseplants in temperate climates, and of course stay much smaller confined to a pot.

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Caracteristics

Exposition
Water needs
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Frost-resistance Medium
Zone USDA 10a
Height 200 - 500
pH 6 - 7

Plant my arabian coffee

Plant preferably between September and the end of November or between March and the end of April, when the winter reserves are formed and the temperatures are not too low. Bury the roots a few centimeters so that the foliage is flush. Fill and pack well around the plant so as not to leave a pocket of air. Water copiously just after planting. If you are planting in a pot, use one whose volume corresponds to that of the plant, otherwise you will have to water it too often. You can use gravel at the bottom under mixture of soil, compost or compost for better drainage.

Water my arabian coffee

Water regulary in the first weeks. Try to avoid watering on sunny afternoons to minimize the amount of moisture lost to evaporation. If your plant is in a pot, check the top soil in the pot either by looking at it or touching it with your finger. In any case, if it hasn’t rained in a month, water !

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