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Coffea Arabica fact sheet 

from David’s
Exotic Plants

             

Watering


Coffea
should be watered thoroughly but then allowed to dry out almost
completely before re-watering. In the rest period (winter) they should
only be watered when the soil is almost dust dry.  
When growing begins in the Spring they should be given phostrogen
feed once a week, to encourage new growth.    

Over-wintering
in the UK


Coffea
plants tend to do very well in the house. 
They will continue to produce new leaves and,  if you are very lucky, flowers through the winter months.    Simply ensure the tree has plenty of light, ventilation
and food, and do not over-water.


Coffea
plants can be kept on a south-facing window indoors or in a conservatory
or greenhouse not below 12°C. 

Summer months


Coffea
require as much sunlight and ventilation as possible. Feed once a week
with a phostrogen feed to help encourage flowers.

Pests


Red
spider mite, scale insect, white fly and greenfly are the main culprits
and the best solution is to wash your plant with soapy water every few
days to cut down the insect numbers, or simply give it a good hose down.

Potting


Coffea
plants require loam-based compost with either grit or bark chippings to
aid drainage.  The optimum
pH is 6.5.  They should be
re-potted once a year if/when the plant becomes pot-bound.

 

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