|COMMON NAME||WILD COFFEE|
Pyschotria nervosa, P. sulzneri & P. bahamensis
|HEIGHT||5 – 10 Feet|
|ZONES||10 to 11|
|NATIVE||South Florida & West Indies|
|LIGHT||Sun to Shade – nice understory plant|
|SALT TOLERANCE||Not really – not drought tolerant|
The Coffees are easy to grow and also easy to propagate from cuttings. I use P. bahamensis on my borders and P. nervosa behind that. These plants form a terrific understory and seem to grow anywhere including under the palms and in between the stoppers.
Flowers for the coffees are white and the fruit is red.
Closest plant that I have to the water is about 30 feet. Still working on experimenting closer with them.
P. sulzneri grows in a shady spot where I can keep my eye on it. I never encouraged it at large in the garden because it gets quite tall and leggy. I do however love the gray-green foliage of sulzneri.
I cut the coffees back at least once a year otherwise they tend to get black soot. Fortunately, they instantly snap right back.