How to propagate: Coffee plant

The coffee plant, or as it’s really called the Coffea Arabica, is a special plant. An easy plant to care for and also nice to look at. In appearance, the coffee plant looks like the Ficus Green Kinky.

The coffee plant is especially suitable for the kitchen. After a couple of years the plant can actually grow coffee beans.

Although you can’t use the beans of a coffee plant, it’s still a fun plant to propagate.

Supplies

  • Coffee plant (Coffea Arabica)
  • Scissors or knife
  • Disinfectant
  • Plastic bag
  • Decorative pot with fresh potting soil
  • Optional: cutting powder

Propagating a Coffee plant in 4 steps

Step 1: Disinfect

First clean the scissors you are might be using.

Keep the scissors under hot water and clean them well. This prevents you from unnecessarily transferring bacteria during the propagation.

Do you happen to have disinfectant or pure alcohol? Disinfect the tools after the hot water. Let's get away with those bacteria and fungi!

Step 2: Take cuttings

Take off one or more stem of at least 15 cm. It's best to take more cuttings at once, because not all cuttings will start to grow.

Step 3: Cuttings in soil

Put the cutting in a pot with fres potting soil.

We recommend to use a plastic bag, that you wrap around the cutting and pot. The plastic bag creates a humid environment, which will improve the cutting to grow faster.

Step 4: Taking care of the cutting

Place the cutting on a bright and warm spot. Avoid direct sunlight.

Water the cuttings once every two weeks.

is important to regularly moist the leaves with a plant sprayer. As soon as the cutting has roots of about 5 to 10 cm, you can remove the plastic bag and repot the cutting.

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