Clusia rosea Princess - Autograph Tree

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SIZE: Pot Diameter x Total Height
Size Tip: Fits in a pot with a 12.5cm+ opening

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Clusia rosea is an ornamental leafy houseplant that is remarkably sturdy and easy to care for. Its stiff, leathery leaves are a dark olive green in colour and are said to be so tough, you could carve your name into them – hence the popular name 'Autograph Tree'. The paddle-like leaves are also noted for their air filtering properties.

It is possible for Clusia rosea to produce lovely funnel shaped flowers that are relatively long lasting in delicate shades of creamy white with soft pink accents, however this only tends to happen in particularly warm and humid conditions.

Clusia rosea is also known as Pitch Apple, Copey, Scotch Attorney and Balsam Apple. It has a wide, spreading nature and is fast growing.

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Clusia rosea Princess - Autograph Tree Care & Info Guide

Light: Clusia rosea like lots of bright light and thrive outdoors in full sun in tropical climates. Grown indoors as houseplants, they will cope with medium light levels and some degree of shade.

Water: Water well, keeping the soil moist at all times, however these are tough plants and can resist periods of drought.

Temperature: Average to warm household temperatures between 16-29°C are ideal and the warmer the better. Will not tolerate cooler temperatures below 10°C.

Humidity: Clusia rosea enjoy high humidity levels. Place on a shallow gravel tray filled with water and mist regularly. Ideally suited to steamy kitchens and bathrooms.

Feed: Liquid fertiliser can be applied during the growing season. View Plant Nutrition

Care Tips: Clusia rosea is fast growing and wide spreading. Trim once a year in spring to maintain your desired size and shape.

Height and Growth Rate: Grown outside as a tree this plant can reach heights of 6m. Indoors they can be kept as compact houseplants between 50-100cm. Clusia rosea is fast growing.

Toxicity: An irritant if eaten. Keep out of reach of children and animals.

Origin: Caribbean.

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