Psychotria nervosa

shiny-leaf wild-coffee, wild coffee


wildlife plant   wildlife plant

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Plant Specifics

Form: shrub
Life Span: long-lived perennial
Size: Height: 2.0 to 6.0 ft    Width: 1.5 to 3.0 ft
Flower Color: flower color      white
Fruit Color: fruit color   fruit color   fruit color      red,green,brown
Phenology: evergreen
Noted for: Showy flowers, showy fruits, interesting foliage


Recommended Uses: Small specimen plant, foundation planting, general cover plant in shaded areas.
Considerations: Wild Coffee does not like constant full sun.
Propagation: Readily self-seeds, seeds can be collect from fruit and should be planted after last frost in cold areas.
Availability: Native nurseries, FNPS plant sales, Seed
Light: light requirement   light requirement  
Moisture Tolerance:
Salt Tolerance: Moderately salt tolerant
Soil or other substrate: Sand, loam, lime rock
Soil pH Range: 6.1 to 7.5


wildlife plant   wildlife plant  
Birds like the fruit.
Native Habitats: Dry mesic to xeric hammock, high areas in swamps, coastal shell mounds, pine flatwoods.

Distribution and Planting Zones

Natural Range in Florida

USDA Zones:

USDA zones are based on minimum winter temperatures

Suitable to grow in:

Other Comments:

Very sensitize to cold weather.