A step by step guide to growing Indoor Coffee Plants at home, office, cafe, restaurant, garden centre, school, hotel and care homes. Just imagine all the fun to be had by all involved.
Growing an indoor Arabica coffee plant in your home, office or business is simple to do and becoming a popular choice. Indoor coffee plants are ideal for nearly every room in the house from a studio flat to a grand mansion in the country.
Please note from the beginning our Indoor Coffee Plant seeds are not roasted or dried out, as this will stop them from being successful. We pick and package them within two days.
Each indoor coffee plant displays beautiful glossy and aromatic leaves, and if you want an ornamental plant for your favourite tabletop container or a fully grown 6-foot standalone tree with a canopy of white Jasmine flowers giving off a sweet fragrance……..
The choice is yours.
The abundance of flowers on your indoor coffee plant will appear in the 2nd or 3rd year of cultivation. Alas, coffee beans will not appear until the 4th or 5th year. But it is possible for those gardening experts to germinate the flowers and grow a small number of seeds. Maybe not enough to make a brew but imagine the fun trying.
The only factor to consider is what space will your plant thrive in.
This guide is a step by step guide to growing Indoor Coffee Plants at home will hopefully be your go-to reference guide.
Step by step guide on germinating your Indoor coffee Plant.
Step 1. Germination.
The ideal time for potting outdoors is usually Spring to Mid-Summer in our cold climate. In the tropics, they can be planted at any time.
- Fill your container with moist (not saturated) and slightly acidic soil with a pH level around 6.
- Add a functional layer of organic fertiliser.
- Also, add Remin Volcanic Powder Dust to the soil.
Screenshot of Remin(Scotland) Ltd Web Page for Remins Volcanic Powder Rock.
- Insert the seeds within the bag into the soil to a depth of three centimetres.
- Add a drop of water every three days and sometimes a little more in dryer periods.
- Place in a shaded area and allow your young indoor coffee plant to receive only the morning sun.
Close up of a pair of hands holding Coffee seedling with soil.
Step 2. Transfering to a deep pot, Soil, and Fertiliser.
- Choose a pot with good drainage and place on a pebble tray. You can decide on whether to use a clay pot, (Ideal when not planning to move the plant often) or a lightweight plastic pot (for ease of lifting when cleaning.)
- Add a mixture of slow releasing fertiliser when preparing the soil and after eight weeks apply to the young plant a 100 grams of citrus fertiliser with another portion of Remin Volcanic Powder Rock. You can purchase this product directly from Reminscotland.com
- After that, each year during the growing season from April to August regularly assist the indoor coffee plant with more citrus fertiliser and volcanic powder rock dust.
- Please note your plant in many ways is like us, and it can suffer from a lack of iron. If you love your indoor coffee plant as much as we love ours, please apply some iron fertiliser with the volcanic powder.
Step 3. Taking the Sun & Temperature into consideration.
- The indoor coffee plant will thrive in warm and slightly humid settings. Avoid frost and freezing temperatures as it could kill your plant. Ideal temperature between 12C to 30C. It does not like drafty locations.
- If you do decide to place it in a warm place in the day but in a cool place in the evening, try placing a heated mat under the base. Remember our plant originated from a tropical country and does like to be warm.
- It loves being located near sunlight, but like many of us, it struggles in direct sunlight. With a little care in choosing the location, you can avoid the plant suffering from leaf burns. A grow light in the evenings and night will keep your plant contented.
- It will shed leaves when the room temperature fluctuates often.
The gentle way of supplying water to your budding Indoor Coffee Plant in its early days.
Step 4. Like all life on earth watering is important to your Indoor Coffee Plant at home.
- Remember your indoor coffee plant is native to South America and its humid rainforest climate. When watering start with showering the leaves as your plant loves the misting of its leaves. Again keep the soil moist but not saturated. In the winter months reduce the amount of watering. It will continue growing even when it’s cold.
Indoor Coffee Plant after a pruning session. Attribute for photo to sendtribute.
Step 5. Just like us, our plants need a haircut from time to time. Pruning is important to their wellbeing.
- With your care and attention, your plant will easily reach up to 60 cms. At this point, if you wish to encourage a more lateral growth with the branches just cut back the growing tip.
- Pruning is natural as growing your plant, pinch and prune to the edge of your plant’s growth. You can cut back as much as you wish.
Summary to our Step by Step guide to growing indoor Coffee Plants at home.
This next diagram of a coffee bean plant’s cycle of life is well illustrated and now you can replicate the same life cycle with your own indoor coffee plant here in the UK and Europe for possibily the next one hundred years (Author’s note: If you are lucky to live as long.)
We love our Indoor coffee plants. When we completed this article titled: A step by step guide to growing Indoor Coffee Plant at home, we immediately printed and laminated copies for everyone in our office.
Authors’s Note: First time that’s happened!
We here at Calibri (Santiago de Cali) & ICP (London) and all our Colombian Coffee Farmers wish you great success with your Indoor Coffee Plants.
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Mike Bowley is an Indoor Coffee Houseplant, Coffee, Cascara Tea & Colombian Giftware engaging Importer, SEO Content Writer, Baby Boomer (English version), and published Author. He thrives on creating alliances with UK based Hotels, Artisanal Cafe Owners and Garden Centers with colossal artisanal product makers in Colombia.
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