Bahama Wild Coffee Tree
Bahama Wild Coffee Tree, Harvest Home-Grown CoffeeThe Bahama Coffee Tree, scientifically known as Psychotria ligustrifolia Psychotria bahamensis, is a unique and fascinating tree native to the Bahamas and other parts of the Caribbean. Although it shares its name with coffee, it is not the same plant that is used to produce the popular beverage. Here are some key facts about the Bahama Coffee Tree:
The Bahama Coffee Tree is a small to medium-sized tree that can grow up to 30 feet (9 meters) tall. It has an open, airy canopy with slender branches. The tree's leaves are bright green, elongated, and alternate in arrangement. The bark is smooth and grayish-brown.
One of the most interesting features of the Bahama Coffee Tree is its seeds. The tree produces small berry-like fruits that contain one or two seeds. These seeds have a resemblance to coffee beans, which is why the tree is named "Coffee Tree." However, they do not have the same characteristics or flavor as true coffee beans.
The bark, leaves, and roots of the Bahama Coffee Tree have traditional medicinal uses in the Caribbean. They are believed to have various therapeutic properties, including antimicrobial, anti-inflammatory, and diuretic effects. However, it's important to note that these uses are based on traditional knowledge and further scientific research is needed to validate their effectiveness.
Ecological Importance: The Bahama Coffee Tree plays an important role in the ecosystems where it grows. It provides habitat and food for a variety of birds, insects, and other wildlife. The tree also helps stabilize soil and prevent erosion in coastal areas.
Cultural Significance: In addition to its ecological importance, the Bahama Coffee Tree holds cultural significance in the Bahamas and other Caribbean countries. It is considered a symbol of resilience and adaptability, as it can withstand hurricanes and thrive in challenging coastal environments.
PLANT CARE, Bahama Coffee tree is considered container friendly, can be used both indoors as a deco plant or outdoors.
• Repotting and Fertilizing, Wait 4 weeks before repotting, allow the plant to settle in and acclimate to its new environment, Plants shipped by mail are in complete darkness for several days, it can be a stressful journey, Fertilize during Spring to Fall base on label instructions.
• Watering, allow the top inch of Soil to dry out, it may take 4-7 days, water slowly to allow the soil to moist evenly.
• Humidity, most Tropical plants can benefit from regular moisture, a humidifier or regular misting is recommended.
• Lighting, bright light, if outdoors place in indirect sun light under Shade.
KEY FEATURES & BENEFITS
• Filter indoor air by absorbing toxins, and removing harmful chemicals.
• Boost mood, productivity, concentration and creativity.
• Reduce stress, Fatigue and Allergies.
• Add life to a given space, Plants are therapeutic and cheaper than a therapist.
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