Did you know? Clusia rosea - the autograph tree - is a hemi-epiphyte; it begins its life as an epiphyte – growing on another tree or structure – and then plants itself in the ground once it reaches it.
Common name : Autograph tree
Scientific name : Clusia Rosea
Family : Clusiaceae
Category : Indoor
Type of plant : Perennial
Clusia is a large genus of trees and shrubs native to tropical America. It is characterized by its branches, which grow horizontally, and its leaves, which are thick and tough - tough enough to be carved into! The only commonly grown Clusia plant is C. rosea, or the autograph tree.
It is a strangling vine with stiff, leathery leaves in dark green or olive, blooming pink or white flowers in long inflorescences during the summer.
Sowing & planting
50 - 150
6.5 - 7
Plant my autograph tree
In the tropics - its original area - Clusia enjoys partial shade and fertile, fresh, well-drained soil. At home, you will plant it in a mix of peat potting soil and loam by placing it in filtered light and at a temperature not falling below 15 ° C.
Spray my autograph tree
Your Clusia is a child of the tropics: you should spray it often - almost daily if your interior is dry! - to deliver a high moisture, indoors.
Water my autograph tree
Water your clusia infrequently: it especially likes the air moisture! Soak it from time to time!
If you water it, go frankly from time to time, but especially make sure not to leave moisture in the saucer.
Repot my autograph tree
Repot your Clusia every 3 or 4 years, and if it has become too big, only replace the top soil with potting soil in the spring.