Catalog # 101 - There
are about 40 varieties of coffee plants, mostly from African origin. Coffea
Arabica being the most suited as an indoor houseplant. It can grow as high
as 15 ft in it's natural habitat though adapts itself well indoors (4-5
ft, 1.2- 1.5 cm). The coffee plant has extremely ornamental branches, with glossy
dark green leaves. Fragrant star shaped flowers bloom in clusters at the leaf
joints by midsummer. When the flowers fall off, vivid scarlet berries appear.
Each berry containing two seeds which are coffee beans. The
coffee plant is adaptable for propagation by taking cuttings of firm shoots
during early summer. Apply young sprout into mixture of half peat, half
sand compost, constantly moist and in good lighting conditions.