The coffee plant, with its glossy green leaves, a compact growth habit, and ripe coffee cherries that taste sweet, fresh, and with notes of florals, makes a surprisingly good potted indoor plant. Native to Ethiopia, the coffee plant (Coffea arabica) will flower in the spring with small white flowers and then bear half-inch berries that gradually darken from green to blackish pods. Each of these fruits contains two seeds, which eventually become the coffee beans you use to brew coffee.
Warning: Plant is toxic to humans and pets.
|Common Name||Coffee plant, Arabian coffee|
|Botanical Name||Coffea arabica|
|Mature Size||6–15 ft. tall, 6-15 ft. wide|
|Sun Exposure||Partial Sun
|Soil Type||Rich and moist|
|Soil pH||6.0-6.5 (slightly acidic)|
|Hardiness Zones||9–11 (USDA)|