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Arabica Coffee

Arabica Coffee

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The Arabica Coffee plant, scientifically known as Coffea arabica, is not only the source of the majority of the world's coffee consumption but also a beautiful and aromatic addition to your indoor plant collection. Its glossy green leaves and ability to produce fragrant white flowers followed by coffee beans make it a fascinating plant to grow. Originating from the highlands of Ethiopia, Coffea arabica prefers a stable environment reminiscent of its native habitat to thrive. With proper care, this plant can provide both aesthetic pleasure and the personal satisfaction of growing your own coffee beans. Here’s how to care for your Arabica Coffee plant:

🌿 Botanical Name: Coffea arabica

🐾 Pet Warning: Coffea arabica plants contain caffeine, which can be toxic to pets if ingested in significant quantities.

💧 Care Level: Moderate. Arabica Coffee plants require some attention to thrive, especially when it comes to light, watering, and temperature.

📏 Approximate Size: Coffea arabica can grow to about 4-6 feet (1.2-1.8 meters) indoors, though it is naturally capable of reaching much greater heights in its native environment.

🌞 Light: Arabica Coffee plants prefer bright, indirect light. They can tolerate some direct sunlight, but too much can cause leaf burn. A north or east-facing window is ideal.

💧 Water: Keep the soil consistently moist but not waterlogged. Water when the top inch of soil feels dry to the touch. Coffea arabica plants are sensitive to both over and under-watering.

💦 Humidity: Arabica Coffee plants enjoy higher humidity levels. Regular misting, a pebble tray with water, or a humidifier can help meet their humidity needs.

🌡️ Temperature: Coffea arabica prefers warmer temperatures, ideally between 65°F to 80°F (18°C to 27°C). They should be protected from drafts and sudden temperature changes.

❄️ Hardiness: Coffea arabica is not frost-tolerant and should not be exposed to temperatures below 60°F (15°C).

🌱 Fertilizing: Feed Coffea arabica with a balanced, all-purpose liquid fertilizer every two weeks during the growing season (spring and summer). Reduce feeding to once a month during the fall and winter.

🔄 Re-potting: Repot Coffea arabica every 2-3 years or when it becomes root-bound. Use a well-draining soil mix and a pot that is slightly larger than the current one.

🌱 Propagation: Arabica Coffee plants can be propagated from seed or cuttings. However, seeds can take several months to germinate, and cuttings require a warm, humid environment to root successfully.

Cultivating an Arabica Coffee plant can be a delightful journey from flower to bean, offering a unique addition to your home that bridges the gap between ornamental gardening and practical harvests.

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