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Coffea arabica


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Key information

Plant type

Evergreen shrub

Flower colour





Half hardy

Skill level


photo by Matt Anker, copyright GAP Photos (179865)

Plant details

Coffee plants are often grown as decorative indoor plants mainly for their foliage. Grown in a conservatory in containers the plants will flower and fruit, producing the red berry-like fruits which contain the coffee beans. Indoors that plants may only flower, bearing fragrant clusters of white blooms in late summer. Plant in loam-based potting compost in full light, but not direct sun.

Family: Rubiaceae

Genus: Coffea

Species: arabica

Plant type: Evergreen shrub

Flower colour: White

Foliage colour: Dark green

Feature: Flowers

Sun exposure: Full sun

Soil: Well-drained/light, Clay/heavy, Acidic, Chalky/alkaline

Hardiness: Half hardy

Skill level: Experienced

Height: 60cm

Spread: 45cm

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