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I have a coffee plant; I don't know the exact variation but I think it's "arabica". I got it as a small plant in a foam coffee cup 10+ years ago. It's currently located on a wall facing an East window. The plant is 10ft away of the window. I water it twice a week: on Mondays and Thursdays.

Recently I started to use a 6-4-6 fertilizer to help it grow. But as always when I use fertilizer it start to loose a bunch of leaves (see attached 2 photos).

Also you can see long branches with leaves only at the end which don't look good (it use to have leaves all the way but they all fallen).

What can I do to help my plant grow? Should I do some cuts?

The plant:

Coffee plant

Dead leaves (both sides):

Dead leaves Dead leaves (reverse)

  • If your coffee plant always reacts negatively to additional fertilizer than why do you keep trying to fertilize it? Leave it be. – Rob May 29 at 19:27
  • @Rob Yeah I know in the past I used 20-20-20 but I used this one based on plant care that I found on the Web. I'm not sure it's the fertilizer... – AlexV May 29 at 19:31

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