Native to tropical America, this tree likes to grow horizontally and has a habit of growing on top of other plants - sometimes strangling them along the way. But don't let that put you off - just pot them solo! Its rich green leaves are capable of growing to around 8 inches in length, it is easy to care for and is the most commonly grown of the other 150 species of Clusia trees. Interestingly, it has the ability to absorb carbon dioxide at night so consider making space for one in your bedroom.
Forget carving your initials onto a tree, carve them onto this plant. The autograph tree gets its affectionate name for having leaves so tough and leather-like, that it's said you could indeed write your name on them. Call us old school, but we think we'll stick to good old pen and paper.
Considering this tree's ability to grow far and wide, aim to trim it around once a year. As a tropical plant, the Clusia Rosea isn't a fan of the cold, so keep your home between 16 and 29 C. Treat your tree to some misting every now and then to replicate a high humidity environment.
How to Keep me Happy
Light: I like bright, indirect light
Water: I like my soil to be kept moist
Expert Level: I'm perfect for those new to plant parenthood
Sizing: Large W17cm x H50cm (Fits 18 cm Pot)
Air-Purifying: I remove the nasties lurking in your room
Pet-Friendly: Keep me out of reach of furry friends and little people
Jo's Top Tip
Like being by the sea? So does the Clusia Rosea. Well it's salt-tolerant at least, so if you're lucky enough to live by the ocean it can be exposed to such conditions if outside.
Does not come with decorative pot.