While it's certainly not always an easy plant to grow from seed, depending on where you live, it is super fun to plant and watch a new baby coffee plant grow. And in today's world, the motto to "keep going, keep growing" has never been more relevant! See below a snapshot guide, and then read on for more detailed information.
Snapshot Grow Guide...
- Soak seeds in warm water for 1 to 2 days prior to planting.
- Fill a pot or seed raising tray with seed raising mix.
- Place seeds on top of the seed raising mix and cover with a thin layer of soil then mist until evenly moist.
- Cover mix with plastic film (glad wrap) and place in a warm, sunny position.
- Spray mist the tray with water when required to keep the seeds moist but avoid moisture stress.
- Coffee seeds like a warm and humid environment to germinate at different times.
- Seedlings may be transported into the garden when the chance of damage from frost has passed (if any).
- If planting more than one plant, it is recommended to space seeds to allow for the mature spread of the plant.
Want to know more? Here you go!
Coffee is a bean, and its seeds are used to brew coffee. If you don't roast the seed then if planted correctly can grow into a coffee tree that produces fruit with beans inside! The first step in getting your own coffee plant starts by planting those delicious little dots outside where there's plenty of moist conditions waiting for them (plus shade), not too far away from other plants who will help keep things healthy as well as provide a brand new ecosystem right in your own yard!
Growing coffee is a laborious process, but it’s worth seeing your plant grow from the bean all the way up into a sturdy tree. Coffee seeds are best planted in tropical wet seasons when they have plenty of water and shade to keep them healthy.
Step 1 – Germinating
As soon as a seedling has germinated and has enough energy stored from its nutrients, it's implanted into the soil and given plenty of water. This is when coffee trees grow most quickly--fruitfully storing up strength for future harvests!
Remember to pre-germinate your coffee seeds for a longer time if you want them alive and growing well. Soak the beans in water overnight before planting, then sow on damp sand or wet vermiculite with an excess amount drained from around it so they don't get too soggy. If not going through this process beforehand then place between two moist sacks that should be watered twice daily as needed until plants become established
Step 2 – Planting
It's time to get your coffee seed started! Once the plants germinate, carefully remove them from their bags. Make a hole about 1 inch deep in nice moist soil with high levels of humus content like droppings or bone meal can add too. Place the flat side down into this prepared site and then sprinkle on some topsoil around it before covering firmly for optimal results
Putting a 1/2 inch of mulch on top will help preserve moisture, but it needs to be removed when the seed has germinated. The soil should remain well-drained and moist at all times for best results! The humidity around the plant will need to stay high as well.
Note – For Indoor Coffee Plants
Coffee plants may be grown indoors if there is enough light and it will mean you can look at your beautiful plant each day! It may be best to start your coffee plant in a little pot inside. Setting your coffee plant on a water-filled pebble tray will help with humidity.
Coffee plants like bright, but indirect light. This means they need to be placed near a window and not directly in it so that their leaves can receive plenty of warmth from natural sunlight without getting too hot or cold. Coffee plants cannot tolerate temperatures below freezing (0 F) nor will they do well with constant air-cooling systems powered by fans because this would cause them to feel unwell during winter months when there is little ventilation happening outside through windows etc. Keep these aromatic treasures away from drafts as much as possible!
Step 3 - Growing
You might not know this, but a coffee plant is actually really easy to take care of. The best thing you can do for your own plants and those in the wild is to leave them alone! If they have enough water- which most types of soils seem to have -and proper nutrients with low pH or high Nitrogen content then things will be just fine as long as there isn't any chemical fertilizer being used on site (which may contain chemicals). To keep mineral levels steady throughout, adding some manures fertiliser works wonders too
The coffee plant thrives under artificial plant lighting indoors, but it does best with a little help from nature. The outside temperature in countries outside the Tropic belt is too volatile and cold to allow your tree to develop properly into adulthood; watering twice per week helps this process along by allowing you time between waterings for natural rainfall or dew-points elevation within its environment. In both full baths (when enough moisture has been added) as well as half ones where just enough gets applied topsoil through sprinkler irrigation - try not to overdo either kind so they don't damage roots!
After two or three years of cultivating the plant, your coffee cherries can be expected, especially if you are at a high altitude and a tropical weather zone. Just think of the equatorial regions that coffee is grown in - Papua New Guinea. Indonesia, Africa, Ethiopia, and Timor.
Coffee plants are fun plant to grow if you are a coffee lover. It's a rewarding experience that can help you learn more about the intricacies involved in producing high-quality beans. It will make a great conversation starter during flowering or cherry development!