Clusia Rosea

Clusia Rosea

$10.00 inc. GST

Pot Measurements: Approx. 14cm(Ø) x 11cm(H)

Clusia rosea is an evergreen, ornamental shrub to small tree, it has common names like Autograph Tree, copey, balsam apple, pitch-apple, and Scotch attorney.

  • It has dark green obovate leaves, simple and opposite arrangement, measuring about 8 – 20 cm long, margin entire, scars remain when the surface of the leaf is scratched.
  • It has pink and white colored blossoms.
  • The autograph tree produces a fleshy, light green fruit.
  • Fruits are not edible and are considered to be poisonous.
  • The upper leaf tissue registers writing giving it the common name autograph tree.
  • It is a very hardy plant to be used indoors.
Plant Care

Light

  • It like lots of bright light and flourish outside in full sun in tropical climates.
  • Grown indoors as houseplants, they will cope with medium light levels and some degree of shade.

Soil

  • It grows best in a soft and loose soil, rich in organic matter, well drained, excellent is a balanced universal fertilizer and mixed with a small amount of soil for orchids.

Temperature

  • It prefers an average to warm household temperatures between 16 – 29 °C, ideal and will not tolerate cooler temperatures below 10 °C.

Humidity

  • It enjoy high humidity levels.
  • Place on a shallow gravel tray filled with water and mist regularly.
  • A spell outside in warm summer rain or a session in the shower works wonders.

Water

  • Water thoroughly, during the growing season.
  • Keep the soil evenly moist but never allow the plant to stand in water.
  • Reduce watering in winter, but do not allow the soil to dry out completely.

Fertilizer

  • Fertilize your plant every two weeks during the growing season (from spring to early autumn) with a balanced liquid fertilizer diluted by half.

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