Aka: Coffee Plant
Coffee Plants need bright indirect light from an east or west facing window. Avoid direct sunlight.
Water a Coffee Plant when the top 1″-2″ of soil has dried out. These plants are not drought resistant and can suffer permanent damage if the soil totally dries out. Leaves fall off if the plant is over or under watered.
These plants prefer constant temperatures between 60 degrees and 75 degrees. Coffee Plants can suffer damage if the temperature goes below 42 degrees or above 78 degrees.
A Coffee Plant needs high humidity so consider placing a small humidifier near it or setting it on a wet pebble tray.
As a Coffee Plant matures it produces small white fragrant blooms, followed by red berries. Inside the red berries are the seeds or beans that can be roasted and ground into coffee.
Keep an eye out for spider mites, scale, Mealy Bugs, and whitefly.
These plants require high humidity which makes them susceptible to fungal diseases such as leaf spot and leaf rust.
Aggressively cut back straggly new growth to keep the plant short and bushy.