Clusia Rosea earns it’s more common name of Autograph Plant by having glossy, thick leaves that people can scratch messages into! It’s also a beautiful indoor tree with fairly easy care.
Light – Moderate to bright, indirect light. Avoid direct sunlight which can cause leaf scorch.
Water – Allow to dry out approximately half way before thoroughly saturating the soil. Be careful not to overwater as it can lead to root rot.
Soil – An all-purpose soil, like Espoma Potting Soil, is a great choice for Autograph Plants.
Temperature – Autograph Plants do well in average home temperatures between 60° and 80°. Keep them protected from drafts and temperatures below 50°.
Humidity – High humidity is preferred. Regular misting, a tray of pebbles and water or a nearby humidifier are all easy ways to increase the humidity levels.
Fertilization – Feed monthly with a diluted all-purpose fertilizer, like Bonide Liquid Plant Food, spring through fall. There is no need to fertilize in winter.
Size – Autograph Plants can reach 8 to 10 feet tall at maturity.
Repotting – Autograph Plants are fast growers and generally need to be repotted every 1 to 2 years. When repotting, select a container with good drainage that is no more than 2 sizes larger than its current container.
Propagation – Easily propagated via cuttings.
Toxicity – Moderately toxic to people and pets when ingested.