How to grow Arabian coffee
Everyone has indoor plants and flowers growing in a house or apartment, and for some the balcony is completely clogged with shelves of flowers. Today we are not talking about indoor flowers, but about a coffee tree. This is an eternally green indoor tree with densely covered leaves, the color of which resembles gloss. And when harvesting, it produces a calming and tonic drink.
Arabian coffee takes up a little space in the room and is shaped like a small tree. In the first year it grows up to 15-20 cm, and later with good care it reaches one and a half meters. The most flowering season begins in the summer (May, June, July). Fragrant flowers are collected in a few buds. And they smell very much like a jasmine flower.
Arabian coffee is unpretentious when grown. He is like a little child - he is sun-loving and treats the shade well, you can even recommend to take him to the garden or vegetable garden in the summer. In winter, we adhere to a temperature of 16 - 18 degrees, and in the summer of 25-30 and not lower than 16 degrees. Watering this plant in the summer is often done, and in the winter we water moderately and do not forget to maintain the temperature 2 degrees higher than in the room.
The transplant is performed once every two years. Do not forget to take the pot 3 cm more than before, this is done because over time the root system of Arabian coffee becomes highly developed and a deep pot is needed. The composition of the land almost always consists of humus, sand, turf and leafy land.
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Feeding is recommended to be applied 2 times a month and preferably in these months - May, June, July. The composition of the dressing consists of chicken manure and horn sawdust. And, as necessary, we make fertilizers with microelements once a month.
Here are a number of problems that arise when growing coffee.
- When waterlogged, the leaves rot, turn yellow and fall off.
- Young leaves begin to die, but only the veins survive.
- Dry air just kills the leaves (they fade, dry out).
Not only the external impact is disastrous, but all kinds of pests disrupt the normal flowering cycle - such as; aphids, ticks, scale insects, insects.
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And in conclusion, I want to warn you that when growing coffee at home, the amount of caffeine is much larger than in purchased ones. And unfortunately, it is not recommended to use it in large doses to patients (hypertensive patients and cores).