- Light care for the coffee plant. Coffee plants thrive best in partial or full sunshine, depending on the latitude they are grown in. They are essentially understory plants, which means therefore live beneath the canopy of the forest, and they do not survive in the strong, direct sunshine
- Soil. You should use a potting soil that is rich in peat and has great drainage for planting coffee plants.
- Water. These are plants that thrive in moist environments and demand frequent and extensive irrigation. The moisture level in the soil should remain consistent without becoming too saturated
- Temperature as well as Relative Humidity. The ideal daytime temperature range for coffee plants is between 70 and 80 degrees Fahrenheit, while the ideal nighttime temperature range is between 65 and 70 degrees
- These temperatures should be maintained throughout the growing cycle.
- Fertilizer. During the growth season, give the plant a little feeding with a liquid fertilizer about once every two weeks. During the winter, reduce the amount of fertilizer you apply to around once every month
- When cultivating coffee plants, the soil should be kept moist but not drenched with water at all times.
- In addition to this, check to see that both the soil and the container in which your coffee plant is growing have adequate drainage.
- Additionally, the air around the plant should maintain a high level of humidity.
Increasing the humidity around your coffee plant by placing it on a pebble tray that has water in it will assist.
Can you grow coffee beans from seed?
When coffee should be planted. You can grow coffee from seed, but I prefer purchasing a plant from your local nursery instead since it can take many years for a seed to develop into a plant that is mature enough to produce cherries, which are where the beans originate from. When planting outside, the best time to do it is in the spring, after all danger of frost has passed.