I searched the forum but couldn't find anything on my particular problem, so maybe someone out there can help me. Here's the story :-)
I have been growing a coffee plant indoors for the past years that was given to me by a friend who has since passed away, and therefore is very dear to me.
It's been somewhat of a ride. I've had severe issues with browning leaves, maybe due to watering or fertilization or who knows what. I haven't been able to exactly figure out what's causing it, but instead have just adapted constantly, adding light, altering watering schedules etc. just overall giving the plant a lot of care and extra attention.
So far the coffee plant has had problems mostly during winter, so I have raised the humidity and sprayed it with filtered water every day. In the warmer months it has always recovered fairly well, growing new and healthy leaves (that would then maybe die off again during winter).
So imagine my surprise when this spring for the first time the plant was sporting some buds! They grew into flowers and I couldn't have been more excited at the idea of maybe growing some more plants from the berries as to make it "live on" (as every winter the threat of the plant dying off entirely seems very real).
I tried pollinating the flowers with a very soft brush but unfortunately now it seems some/most of (what I believe is called) the disks have turned almost black. I couldn't find anything in a book on coffee plant diseases nor on the web. Does anyone have an idea what could be causing it? Or is it supposed to look like this? Did I not pollinate correctly? Or could it be related to the thing that is turning the leaves brown starting from the tips?
I would be so happy to get some information.
(The small white things on the leaves are mostly dust, I checked for bugs but couldn't find anything moving)