20 - 30cm Variegated Clusia Rosea Autograph Tree 12cm Plant House Plant

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The Variegated Clusia rosea, also known as the Variegated Autograph Tree, is a popular houseplant due to its unique, attractive foliage and easy-care nature. It features waxy, thick leaves that are deep green, accented by irregular creamy white patches, hence the term "variegated". Please note these plants vary greatly in variegation, with some having only leaf margins variegated, and others having full leaves variegated.

Description

This hardy plant can grow relatively large for an indoor plant, reaching heights up to 6 feet if given enough space and time. The leaves are oval-shaped, thick, and leathery, showcasing a beautiful variegation. The plant has small white flowers, but these are rarely seen when the plant is kept indoors. The plant is also unique due to its air-purifying qualities, helping to clean the indoor environment.

Care Guide

  1. Light: Variegated Clusia rosea thrives best in bright, indirect light to maintain its variegation. However, it can also tolerate lower light conditions, making it a versatile houseplant.

  2. Water: This plant has drought-tolerant qualities, which means it's better to underwater than overwater. Allow the top half of the soil to dry out before watering again. The plant will show signs of drooping when it's thirsty.

  3. Temperature: Ideal temperatures are between 60°F and 85°F. Avoid exposing the plant to temperatures below 50°F as it can damage the plant.

  4. Humidity: As a tropical plant, it appreciates higher humidity levels, but it's also tolerant of typical household humidity. If your home's air is dry, you might want to increase humidity with a pebble tray, a humidifier, or by misting the plant occasionally.

  5. Soil: A well-draining soil is crucial for the health of this plant. A regular houseplant mix combined with some perlite or sand can work well.

  6. Fertilizer: Feed the plant once a month during the growing season (spring to early autumn) with a balanced houseplant fertilizer diluted to half-strength.

  7. Pruning: Prune the plant in spring or early summer to maintain your desired shape and size. Also, remove any yellow or brown leaves as they appear.

  8. Propagation: Variegated Clusia rosea can be propagated via stem cuttings. Cut a healthy, mature stem, allow it to dry for a day or two, and then plant it in a well-draining potting mix.

  9. Pests and Diseases: This plant is generally resistant to pests, but keep an eye out for common houseplant pests such as mealybugs and scale. Overwatering can lead to root rot, so always ensure the plant is not sitting in water.

Remember, the best care for any plant involves closely observing it and adjusting care routines as necessary. If your Variegated Clusia rosea shows signs of yellowing leaves or slow growth, consider adjusting light, water, or nutrient levels.

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    • Plants are supplied in plastic nursery pots unless stated in the product title.

    • Plants are not for consumption unless stated as edible.

    • Plant heights can fluctuate +/- 10%.

    • Our plants are kept at our tropical nursery in Yorkshire where we maintain an average temperature of 18c.

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