Houseplants forum→Coffee Plant - Light green spots

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Jul 28, 2021 11:26 AM CST

My coffee plant is becoming less healthy and I hope someone can let me know who to get it back on track.

I have had the coffee plant for about 1.5 years.
When I bought it it had 2 pairs of leaves.

It has been fine, until about a week ago, when the leaves around the bottom went a bit yellow.
This was when the local temperatures were higher than usual and the air was really dry so I increased the humidity and the leaves have gone back to a more green colour (not quite back the the glossy dark green they were before).

As can be seen in the photo the most recent pair of leaves to develop are the largest however they have some light green speckles
These can also be seen in the next pair of leaves coming through.

All the leaves are now a lighter green.

I water when either when the soil is dry a few inches down or when the leave start to wilt a bit whichever is sooner.
The plant gets indirect bright light during the day.

Hopefully the above is enough information but if anything else would help let me know.

Thanks in advance!


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Jul 29, 2021 6:06 AM CST
Parts of the top leaf are now turning yellow from the edge in.
In addition to the leaves having a light green leopard like spots.
Name: Will Creed
Prof. plant consultant & educator
Jul 30, 2021 7:07 AM CST
Welcome! The photo is not really clear enough to see the symptoms you described. However, it does seem that you are underwatering. No more than the top half-inch of soil should ever dry out and the leaves should never reach the point of wilting.
Will Creed
Horticultural Help, NYC
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