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Coffea arabica

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Arabian Coffee is part of the Coffea genus. Its scientific name is Coffea arabica.

Blooms appear in these approximate colours:   Anti-flash white, and produces a distinctive strong sweet jasmine scent.The mature flowers are of a clustered form. When ripe, fruit appear in these approximate colours:   Cadmium red and   Pansy purple.

A type of flowering fruit, it mainly grows as a perennial plant - which means it typically grows best over a long period (from 3 years+).

Arabian Coffee is known for its shrubby habit and growing to a height of approximately 9.14 metres (29.72 feet). This plant tends to bloom in late spring, followed by first harvests in late summer.

Ethiopia is believed to be where Arabian Coffee originates from.

Be aware that Arabian Coffee typically needs significant amount of maintenance and care in order to grow successfully. Ensure that you are aware of the exact soil, sun, ph and water requirements and ensure your chosen position for this plant matches these criteria as closely as possible. Keep an eye out for pests and disease and treat as soon as they are detected. Pay attention to regular weeding, feed and pruning schedules to ensure your plant remains in peak condition.

This plant info is provided by the myfolia gardener's wiki. All details about Arabian Coffee have been kindly provided by our members.

How to grow Arabian Coffee

  • Dappled Sun

  • Partial Sun

  • Medium

Arabian Coffee likes a position of dappled sun / partial sun and remember to water moderately. The USDA Zones typically associated with Arabian Coffee are Zone 10 and Zone 11. Arabian Coffee needs a loamy soil with a ph of 5.0 to 7.0 (moderately acidic soil - neutral soil). Keep in mind when planting that Arabian Coffee is thought of as half hardy, so remember to protect this plant from frosts and low temperatures.

See our list of companion Plants for Arabian Coffee to see which plants you should plant in close proximity to encourage growth.

Growing Arabian Coffee from seed

Transplanting Arabian Coffee

Ensure that temperatures are mild and all chance of frost has passed before planting out, as Arabian Coffee is a half hardy plant.

How long does Arabian Coffee take to grow?

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Arabian Coffee Folklore & Trivia

Coffee arabica takes about seven years to fully mature and does best with about 40 to 59 inches of rain evenly distributed throughout the year.1

Other names for Arabian Coffee


Coffea arabica L.

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