Hi, I’m Stan DeFreitas, “Mr. Green Thumb.”
One plant that you’ll probably really like in the morning is coffee. Well, this is it.
This is a true coffee plant. We’ll often grow it as a foliage plant inside your home. And
I’ve actually grown it where I’ve had some flowers and actually had some coffee beans
on it as well. No, I didn’t give Juan Valdez a run for his money, but it did make a nice
plant for many years. I had it up about four or five feet until I lost it one cold winter.
You do have to protect them. One reason we don’t see coffee growing that much in the
United States, well, it likes it tropical. It’s hard to find those right conditions for
most of us. If you’re in an area where it goes below freezing, you’re going to have
to bring it in or protect it because it will not take much frost without dying. But, it’s
a beautiful foliage plant and it’s one that you can easily grow and it’s easy to get.
Make sure you have a nice peat, pearl like type soil. Make sure that it’s got a pretty
sunny window or a bright sunny spot and a coffee plant can make a nice addition in your
home. For home gardening, I’m Stan DeFreitas, “Mr. Green Thumb.”