Clusia guttifera

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Clusia guttifera
Clusia guttifera

Clusia guttifera

Regular price $19.00
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Product Description

Also known as the Autograph Tree, this beauty gets its name from its thick, waxy leaves that allow you to scratch in your autograph. The leaves are small and leathery, and can produce pink or white flowers. It is an impressive dwarf variety that can be grown comfortably as a potted house plant. 

Product Details

  • Light – Full sun, to bright indirect light
  • Water – Keep moist 
  • Difficulty – Intermediate
  • Pet Friendly – toxic if ingested
Size Chart

Grow pot plant sizes: small [4” ], medium [6”], large [8”], extra-large [10”] – All these are diameter measurements

Corresponding pot measurements: small [5-6” pot], medium [7-8” pot], large [9-11” pot], extra large [11-13” pot]

Plant Care

BOTANICAL NAME: Clusa guttifera

COMMON NAME: Dwarf Autograph Tree, Small Leaf Clusia, Small Leaf Pitch Apple

ORIGIN: The tropics of South America

GOOD FOR: Intermediate plant parents

HEIGHT: 6 ft

LIGHT: When grown indoors, will do better in brighter light situations. It will need to be acclimated to a few hours of full sun a day, or you can keep it in a location that gets bright, indirect light. It will rarely flower in a home, unless it is given optimal light conditions. 

WINDOW PREFERENCE: South and west windows work best.

WATER: Prefers to stay moist, but will not tolerate being overwatered. Once the top two inches of soil is dry and then water around the base of the plant until you see water draining from the bottom of the pot. At this point you can stop. 

HUMIDITY: This plant loves humidity, but will also do okay in lower humidity. Keep on a pebble tray or use a humidifier. Plant collectors can group with other plants for some self-made humidity. These plants like a good misting every few days. Remember to always mist in the morning.

TEMPERATURE: Will not tolerate the cold, and prefers to be between 60-85 degrees. Keep away from drafts and heat vents.

SOIL / REPOTTING: Needs a well-draining soil mix, that includes perlite and peat moss. They are rather fast growing, and can become root bound every 1-2 years. Once you see roots shoot out the bottom of the pot, it’s time to repot into something an inch or two larger.

PLANT FOOD: In spring and summer, feed once a month. We recommend using Joyful Dirt Houseplant Plant Food. Stop feeding in fall and winter due to slower growth and dormancy.

PRUNING:  It is a fast growing plant, so is best to prune a couple times a years to keep the plant compact and not leggy. This will help maintain the size and shape that you desire. 

PESTS: Pests include aphids, mealy bugs, scale, or spider mites. 

TOXICITY: Toxic if ingested. 

ANGRY PLANT PROBLEMS: Leaf curling, or brown tips - low humidity. Group your plants together, or use a pebble tray with water to increase the humidity.  Yellowing leaves - overwatering is most likely the problem. It will mostly start with the lower leaves, but will move up the plant if not corrected. Yellowing leaves may also be caused by leaves being scorched by the sun. Too little light -  could cause stunted growth. 

Please Note

Orders can be scheduled for pickup at Nan's Rustic Kitchen and Market in Stow, MA during checkout. We are not able to ship live plants at this time.

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