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Topic: Coffee Trees as Houseplants (9 msgs / 137 lines)
1) From: Eddie Dove
Hey folks,
Have any of you ever grown coffee trees as houseplants?  My understanding is
that they make decent, pretty house plant even though the may never bear
fruit. Any of you have experience with this?
Eddie

2) From: Leo Zick
Can you grow them from actual green beans, or are they too dried out by the
time we get them?

3) From: Lissa
On Mon, 20 Nov 2006 10:35:30 -0600, Eddie Dove wrote
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Tom has a bunch of stuff on growing coffee trees on the website.
I've got 4. Two from the beans Tom brought back from Brazil (IIRC), and two
that are probably robusta from Florida that my sister in law gave me.
They can be a bit touchy.
Be well,
Lissa

4) From: Les
Eddie,
I have a very nice coffee plant in the kitchen window.  I grew it from a
seed from the Mauritius Islands.  A tamper customer sent me some viable
seed.  Tom has brought back viable seed in the past and given it out to the
list.
Les
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5) From: Bob
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Eddie,
I've got two grown from seeds recieved from Tom & another dozen or so =
from Home Depot & a school supply website. The 'homegrown' ones took =
almost a year to actually sprout, but are over a foot tall now. Sitting =
in my south facing window office at 5500' elevation in Denver Colo.
Bob

6) From: Jeremy DeFranco
I've got 4 coffee plants. 2 are Konas, and the other 2 are Catuai. Purchased
them as plants. They're down in my basement for the winter under some
no-heat LED grow lights. Very healthy. I hope I get fruit some day.

7) From: Jeremy DeFranco
Correction, 2 Konas, and 2 unknowns that are supposed to be arabicas.
Hopefully I'll find out soon enough. Would really like a Bourbon!
---I've got 4 coffee plants. 2 are Konas, and the other 2 are Catuai.
Purchased
them as plants. They're down in my basement for the winter under some
no-heat LED grow lights. Very healthy. I hope I get fruit some day.

8) From: Mary Wholey
You can get green beans to germinate. It's not very easy, but it's possible=
. I've done it.
Soak (as fresh as possible) them in water overnight, a=
nd take the ones that grow a little "sprout". Discard the others. Plant tho=
se in a mix of sand, peat, and compost. You really need well-drained soil. =
Keep them moist but not wet, and be patient. Germination will take as long =
as 2-3 months. It's common for most of them to rot in the meantime.
I =
think your success will be a lot better if you can get a coffee cherry, but=
 I couldn't. I actually een got a couple peaberries(!) to grow. I don't rea=
lly expect to ever get fruit, but hey, I like plants. And being able to say=
 I have a coffee plant at home is cool. :-)
Mary
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Subject: +Coffee Trees as Houseplants
Hey folks,  
Have any of=
 you ever grown coffee trees as houseplants?  My understanding is that they=
 make decent, pretty house plant even though the may never bear fruit. Any =
of you have experience with this?
Eddie
 
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9) From: Eddie Dove
That process is quite similar to that of growing moonvine, which I have done
before.  I'll have to give that a try.
Eddie
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