MILAN – Trader Joe’s, an American chain of grocery stores with over 500 stores nationwide, is rolling out a coffee plant line as part of their houseplant selection at a price tag of $7.99. Apparently, it’s quite easy to help a coffee plant thrive indoors.
Its ideal conditions are sunny, indirect light (such as near a window but not in the direct path of rays), damp soil (easy to water frequently inside!) and grow best around room temp—and when the conditions rarely, if ever, drop below 65° F (18 C).
Otherwise, it just needs good drainage and some humidity, which you can make happen inside by setting the potted plant on a tray that’s filled with small rocks and a bit of water. Under these conditions, coffee plants can flower and produce berries with beans inside.
If you allow it enough space by repotting as it grows, most coffee plants can blossom into 6-foot beauties that will really brighten up the room.
While we may never harvest enough beans to roast for a full pot, it will be worth all of the time and effort to keep the plant growing strong because any indoor greenery has been proven to reduce stress and anxiety. That sounds pretty great right now.