Grow a coffee plant in your garden

Grow a coffee plant in your garden Grow a coffee plant in your garden
Grow a coffee plant in your garden: First of all:  Patience is needed though to grow your coffee plants:
Furthermore,  coffee has been a trading commodity for centuries and grown in Europe since the 1700’s.

Growing coffee indoors:
Plants can reach a height of 5 to 6 feet, when growing coffee plants indoors.
This can also be done under cover of a greenhouse or sun room.

Plants will grow well under ordinary room temperature.
After flowering, the fruit turns red when it ripens.  This takes about about 9 months.

The fruits can then be picked and dried. Inside each fruit are two coffee beans, which are the coffee seeds.

If you grow coffee indoors, the flowers will need to be pollinated by hand.
With good care and a mature plant, small clusters of tiny white flowers develop at the leaf joints of new growth.

As an extra plus, the tiny flowers produce a sweet jasmine like fragrance.
After the beans have dried, they would need to be roasted and ground before brewing.

Plants need to be 4 to 5 years old before they begin to bear fruit.

Tree plants
Tree plants are beautiful plants to grow and can grow big as a houseplant.
Feed plants with a half strength liquid fertilizer every other week.

Put the plant in a location where it will not be hit or brushed, as their leaves are tender and thin.
Indoors, the plants will grow best where they receive early morning sun.

Otherwise keep the plant in a bright location away from direct sun.

A coffee plant can grow outdoors during summer months. They will grow well on the patio or in the garden.
Coffee plants must always be watered well.

Cuttings:
Grow coffee plants from cuttings.  Spring is the best time to take cuttings.
Place them into a well draining potting soil medium used for growing cactus.  In addition mix in 20% perlite.
Roots should develop in roughly 4 to 6 weeks.

Seed:
Another possibility is growing from seed,  but many times the seedling quality is not the best.
Using the same soil mix as used for cuttings, trying to keep soil temperature between 72 – 77 degrees.
After the seeds germinate, re pot into new pots to become seedlings

Pests and problems:
Coffee plants are very robust houseplants.  Most problems are usually due to cultural errors.  Such as follows:

Green leaves dropping off :
This occurs when plants are kept too dark.  Move to a brighter location, but not in direct sunlight.

Brown, dead leaf edges:
This often happens when plants are often placed into too much sun.  Look for a spot with more shade.
If the leaves are completely brown, cut them off.

Leaves lose their glossy look:
Usually an indication of too much direct sunlight. Move to a shadier location.  An east facing window is good.

In conclusion:
Overall caring for coffee plants is not that difficult. Growing a coffee tree as an indoor plant is one to consider.
These plants look good with  rich, dark green, glossy leaves.
MyAlberton

 Grow a coffee plant in your garden

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