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Growing a coffee tree in a pot

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Growing coffee in a pot is becoming more and more popular these days. In Poland, too, there are many supporters of this solution. It is worth finding out where the seeds can be bought and at what price. It is also good to know about the care of pot coffee.

Basic information about growing coffee in a pot

To get started grow your own coffee in a pot, you first of all have to buy seeds or a ready-made seedling. However, these are fairly uncommon potted plants. Therefore, it is often difficult to find them in the first florist's shop. It is therefore a good idea to buy coffee seeds on the Internet. You will even be able to order ready-made seedlings online without any problems. This is a very convenient option. In addition, growing coffee does not require a lot of money, which is very much appreciated these days. Quite a few people wonder how quickly you can count on flowers and fruit. If a dwarf variety of coffee plant is grown, which is usually grown in a pot, the fruit and flowers will appear closest to the summer season in the second year after planting. It is also important to know that the flowers in this case have a very distinct and characteristic aroma. The pure white colour should not be forgotten either. Importantly, the fruit goes from green to yellow to an intense red, which is familiar to many people from photographs. Many people do not know when it is possible to plant coffee in a pot. It turns out that it can be done at virtually any time during the year. However, the best time to do it is when it is done during spring. In that case, the easiest way is to buy a ready-made seedling from a garden shop. If, on the other hand, the aim is to growing coffee from seed, you need to buy seeds. They are available in many gardening shops, both stationary and online. The best bet is, of course, fresh seed, however, access to this is often difficult.

Coffee tree cultivation step by step

In the case of coffee cultivation In a pot it is a good idea to buy a packet of seeds. They need to be soaked for 24 hours in lukewarm water before planting. The thin skin is then peeled off. The seeds thus prepared should be placed in moist sand and left in a warm place. Patience is then required. If the seeds develop into seedlings, they need to be transplanted into a pot with compost soil and then, during the summer, transplanted into standard soil for older plants. It is important to remember that seeds require a temperature of around 25 degrees Celsius in order to develop properly. It is also good to know what conditions coffee requires in a pot. It turns out that the coffee plant, even in its miniature version, requires a warm and, moreover, bright place. However, the pot cannot be placed directly in the sunlight. Therefore, it is best to place it near a window, but not directly on a windowsill. As it turns out, the coffee plant needs to be watered heavily during the summer, but any excess water that collects in the base of the pot should be removed immediately, as too much moisture in the soil does not benefit the development of the plant. You can also spray the plant with water from time to time, as this plant species likes moist air. However, you should remember to limit watering during the winter. The same is done with most plants.

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Growing coffee in a pot - How to care for a coffee plant?

Everyone should know that the most important thing in the home care of a coffee plant is to ensure the right temperature. It turns out that this plant species tolerates frost very badly. For this reason, coffee plants should not be grown on a balcony, especially in our climate. In addition, it is necessary to ensure that the plant is irrigated at a constant and abundant, but not excessive level, which, unfortunately, not everyone remembers. Importantly, the coffee plant requires a lot of water. This does not immediately mean that the soil in which it grows must be overwatered, which is a common mistake. It is important to know that during the spring it is possible to experiment with fertilisers, of which the coffee plant most prefers those that are devoid of calcium. It is worth saying a little about the diseases that attack this species of plant. It is important to know that the most common disease of the coffee plant is the so-called coffee rust. This refers to a fungus that attacks the leaves of the plant. It is important to know that all available advice on the form of control for this ailment mostly applies to a situation in which the entire farm is cultivated and a certain part of the plant is optionally entered as a loss. However, preparations can be purchased on the market that will help to partially protect the coffee plant from dangerous diseases.

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