It was healthy till I brought it in the fall. The leaves started to turn black and fall off. I see no bugs, and the rest of the plant is healthy.
It sounds like you have a fungus, possibly sooty mold. Treat the plant with a fungicide. I personally like neem oil because it will kill fungus and any pests that happen to be around as well. Here is more info on neem oil:
I have a beautiful coffee tree about four feet tall and maybe three years old that is bearing quite a few beans. How do I know that the beans are ready to pick? Also, they have a tendency to disappear. Do the birds or squirrels eat them? How can I find out what kind of coffee it is?
I don't have an answer but I would love to have a coffee tree. Do they grow in Central Texas?
What are the steps to grow a coffee arabica plant from one of its beans? Do I soak the bean first? Do I have to cut it in half before planting? How long does it take to sprout if it does germinate?
It is advisable to pre-germinate the seeds. First soak the coffee seeds in water for 24 hours, then sow the seeds in damp sand or wet vermiculite. As for germination, this can take anywhere from 2-3 months.
I purchased a small coffee plant last year, and this year for the past few months, it has had brown discoloration on the leaves (brown) and it spreads. This begins on outer edges and grows inward. The new top leaves are very green and look healthy.
Assuming your coffee plant is indoors, I would think that the problem could be lack of humidity. The symptoms you describe are commonly associated with the dry heated air found in most homes. If it isn't lack of humidity, the problem ccould be rust.. If it is rust, ground cinnamon, neem oil or an all-purposr fungicide should work.
While I've been told it would take 4-5 yrs to yield beans, I was told it actually was a pretty flowering plant so my question is, can I just pick out a healthy looking bean and plant it? And, if so, what is the proper depth for a gallon sized pot? Thanks.
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What color is the coffee plant flower if it does eventually flower?
The color is usually white.
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How many need water? What kind of soil? Can I to leave coffee plant outdoors for winter?
Coffee plants cannot take temperatures below freezing and will not do well in temperatures that stay consistently below 65 F. Therefore, you cannot leave the coffee plant outdoors during the winter. During the summer months you can set your coffee plant outside in a location with filtered sunlight. While the coffee plant is outdoors, the ideal night temperatures are lower to mid 60s with day temperatures at 70 degrees or higher. In terms of watering, you will want to keep the soil consistently moist, but never damp/soggy so you will water it when the soil is just about dry to the touch. The soil you pot your plant in should be rich, well-draining soil.
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