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How to Grow a Coffee Bean Plant Indoors


A coffee bean plant makes a wonderful indoor plant. Coffee plants are great for both an experienced gardener, and a novice. They are easy to care for and add a nice touch to the decor. They prefer bright, indirect light. They should be near a window, but not placed directly in the windowsill. They cannot tolerate freezing, and will not do well in a location that repeatedly drops below 65°F. Avoid placing them in a drafty area in the wintertime.

The soil should be kept moist, but it should not be soaking wet. Good drainage is important for both the soil, and the pot in which the coffee plant is growing. Putting the coffee plant on a water-filled humidity tray that has pebbles in it will help maintain the humidity. As with most indoor plants, coffee plants require less water in the wintertime.

Every two or three months, you should feed your coffee plant with a balanced fertilizer in the spring and summer. Be aware that a healthy coffee plant can grow up to 6 feet tall. For this reason, it is important to provide enough space for the plant, or make pruning it a regular part of your routine. If you decide on the pruning option, early spring is the best time to do it.

It is possible to grow coffee beans indoors; however the growing conditions need to be perfect.  If ideal conditions are achieved, within 3 to 5 years, the plant will mature, and then flower. However, even under the best conditions, you can only expect a few flowers to be produced. You pollinate them by hand, coffee beans will begin to grow, but it’s very unlikely that enough will be produced in order to make a whole pot of coffee, but you might get a sufficient amount in order to be able to roast a few beans.

Read more at Gardening Know How: Coffee Plant Care – Growing Coffee Plants Indoors