Common name: Arabian Catuai coffee tree
Height at maturity: 8 meters
Plant type: shrub
Flower color: white
Soil type: humus-rich soils
Watering: normal in winter to wet in summer
Use: pot, planter, container, open ground
Diseases and pests: scale insects, spider mites, aphids
Toxicity: edible fruits
Storage of seeds: 1 year in a dry place away from light at 3/4°C (refrigerator)
Coffea arabica is a plant that comes from African regions and is cultivated in many parts of the world.
The Catuai variety is a variety originating from Brazil, with a more compact and very vigorous habit. It offers a higher seed yield and is therefore widely used in the cultivation of coffee. Moreover ”catuai” is considered one of the best coffees.
This variety offers the same characteristics as the ”common” coffea arabica: evergreen foliage, oval and shiny leaves, a white bloom of fragrant flowers in bouquets. Then appear red berries turning black and containing two small seeds.
At maturity this plant has a height between 8 meters but supports the size without problem and offers a more compact habit.
This plant can be grown both in the ground and in pots.