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Plantage
Feb 2, 2018 1:35 PM CST
Hello, I have a problem, well I made a problem, with my coffee tree (Coffea arabica).
I left it for a week and forget to water it. The plant lost 75 % of it leaves. Lot's of leaves looks dry and falls down, only top leaves look good. Can anyone tell me, will my plant grow new leaves in spring?
Thank you very much
Name: Frenchy
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Frenchy21
Feb 3, 2018 12:21 AM CST
Hi @Plantage. It's hard to tell what is happening with your plant without pictures. Could you post a few, especially of the entire plant and also a view of the pot showing the soil in it. Smiling
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Plantage
Feb 3, 2018 3:57 AM CST

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Name: Tofi
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tofitropic
Feb 3, 2018 4:11 AM CST
There still a lot of hopes there, the tips are still green and not dried, so I believes it will regrow Crossing Fingers! .
In tropical.. coffea, when establish is quite resilient. We use to hard trim them low if they become too tall to ease the harvesting. So yours can also be pruned to make it bushy in summer.
(another thing Rolling my eyes. , seeing those dried leaves, I cant resist to comment, here in the past, we used to made tea from dried coffea leaves, not too special, but it was a beverages from old dayss)
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ardesia
Feb 3, 2018 6:14 AM CST
Tofi, that is interesting, I never knew one could make a tea from the coffee leaves.

Plantage, I agree your plant will likely be fine with a bit of grooming. I do have a concern with what I think is a fertilizer stick -the little green thing sticking up form the soil. It has been found that they can burn roots in the immediate area and not get enough fertilizer to the roots on the other side of the pot. I don't know what else is available in your country but a Iiquid fertilzer that could saturate the entire soil mass might be better for your plant.
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Plantage
Feb 3, 2018 1:35 PM CST
Thank you for your answers, I touched my plant and it dropped more leaves... Now you can see how it looks..
Is that tea safe? I heard about tea from coffee leaves but never tried.
How should I trim it? Wait while it will grow up new leaves or cut the tops?

Ardesia, I used those sticks already 3 years it looks that it works good and don't burn roots. Thanks for the suggestion, I will try liquid fertilizer just do not know which, because here we have Universal or for Leafy plants..
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Name: Alice
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ardesia
Feb 3, 2018 2:39 PM CST
I understand, perhaps someone closer to your home will jump in with a suggestion.
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WillC
Feb 4, 2018 4:53 PM CST
The loss of leaves is a definite consequence of your plant's getting too dry. However, the roots have survived and will push out new growth. As suggested by Tofi, prune it back sharply now to eliminate the bare, leggy stems. New growth will emerge just below the pruning cuts and grow up from there as long as you avoid letting it get too dry.
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