Psychotria tenuifolia

dull-leaf wild-coffee, shortleaf wild coffee


Synonyms:  Psychotria sulzneri

wildlife plant   wildlife plant

Use this link to get more info about this plant from the USF Institute for Systematic Botany

Plant Specifics

Form: shrub
Life Span: short-lived perennial
Flower Color: flower color      white
Fruit Color: fruit color      red
Phenology: evergreen
Noted for: Showy fruits, interesting foliage


Recommended Uses: Tallish groundcover in mesic (moist) areas. Can be planted in groupings in shady areas. Despite the name, the leaves are pretty, almost silky or velvety in appearance.
Propagation: Seed.
Availability: Seed, Friends
Light: light requirement   light requirement  
Moisture Tolerance:
Salt Tolerance: Not salt tolerant
Soil or other substrate: Sand
Soil pH Range: Acidic


wildlife plant   wildlife plant  
Native Habitats: Dry mesic to mesic and hydric hammock, second bottom, shell mounds, floodplains.

Distribution and Planting Zones

Natural Range in Florida

USDA Zones:

USDA zones are based on minimum winter temperatures

Suitable to grow in:

Other Comments:

Interesting silky-looking foliage.