Coffee Plant (Coffea arabica)

Coffee Plant Plant Features

Looking for a fun houseplant? Try coffee! This beautiful indoor plant boasts shiny, dark green leaves that look like they've been polished. It's lovely on its own and striking when paired with other houseplants. Young coffee plants have a dense, bushy form and are great choices for desks and table tops. Larger coffee plants become more shrubby and even tree-like with full canopies of glossy leaves. 

Coffee grows well indoors in any bright room, but its lush look is ideal for bedrooms, dens, and family rooms where you want to create a cozy look. 

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Coffee Plant Growing Instructions

Grow coffee in a bright spot to keep it happiest. The more light, the better -- and the faster it grows. If your coffee eventually gets too big, you can trim it back whenever you like. Doing so will cause your coffee to develop more dense, bushy growth. 

Water coffee regularly -- enough to keep the soil moist, but not wet or saturated. Coffee hates wet feet, so don't let water stand in its saucer for extended periods. Like many houseplants, coffee is quick to wilt when it's not happy, but it's just as quick to recover once watered. 

A tropical indoor plant, coffee appreciates abundant levels of relative humidity. If the air in your home is too dry, your coffee plant may end up with brown leaf tips or edges. Boost humidity to keep new leaves healthy. 

At minimum, it's best to fertilize coffee once or twice a year in spring and summer. You can fertilize more frequently if you want your coffee to grow faster. Just be sure to follow the instructions on the directions. 

Note: Coffee plant is not intended for human or animal consumption. 
  • Water

    Medium water needs

  • Light

    Indoors: High light

  • Colors


  • Special Features

    Purifies the air

Complement your Coffee Plant

Croton's colorful foliage is a perfect accent to coffee plant.

Money Tree
Money tree is another tropical houseplant that has upright growth. Its fun texture complements coffee brilliantly.