Will grasshoppers eat my coffee plant?

jcr89(7)July 11, 2014

As usual, I hope this is in the right place.
I have a coffee tree that I have had for over a year now (from seed) as a houseplant and it is beautiful!! I have been tempted to put it outside, as I have read that would be good for it in the summer in shade (oklahoma, 7a).
The grasshoppers have been rampant this year. They have destroyed my avocados and key limes, but there are certain things they don't touch, such as my alocasias and pineapple plants.

So before I do anything drastic or make any big risks... Does any body know:
Do grasshoppers have a taste for coffee arabica leaves???

Please and thank you!!

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tropicbreezent

There's thousands of different species of grasshopper and there's usually at least one for every type of plant. But it's just a matter of geography whether you have one there that likes coffee leaves, or is suited/can adapt to eating them. I had one at my place that none of the grasshoppers seemed to develop a taste for. Unfortunately mealy bugs absolutely loved it.

    Bookmark   July 12, 2014 at 8:28PM
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jcr89(7)

Thanks for the reply! I just don't think I can muster up the courage to risk it right now... That's really too bad because I'm sure it would love the humidity and the temps

    Bookmark   July 13, 2014 at 8:17AM
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