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
Can you grow them from actual green beans, or are they too dried out by the time we get them?
On Mon, 20 Nov 2006 10:35:30 -0600, Eddie Dove wrote <Snip> 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
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 On 11/20/06, Eddie Dove wrote: <Snip>
This is a multi-part message in MIME format. 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
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.
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.
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 ----- Original M= essage ---- From: Eddie Dove To: ho= meroast Sent: Monday, November 20, 2006 8:35:30 AM= 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 == Sponsored Link Rates near 39yr lows. $420,000 Loan for $13= 99/mo. Calcuate new payment. www.LowerMyBills.com/lre
That process is quite similar to that of growing moonvine, which I have done before. I'll have to give that a try. Eddie On 11/20/06, Mary Wholey wrote: <Snip>