Clusia Plant

Clusia Plant

Native to tropical America, the Clusia, also known as the Autograph Plant, works great as an indoor or outdoor plant in the summer months. The leaves are so tough on this plant that you are able to carve into it, hence the name Autograph Plant. This gorgeous tree can bloom flowers and fruit when in the right environment during the summer months. 

  • Light

The Clusia will thrive in full sun as an outdoor plant but can tolerate partial shade. If they are grown as indoor plants, they can adjust to medium light. 

  • Water

Although this plant is fairly drought tolerant, they do not like to dry out. Water more often in the summertime, about weekly. In the winter you can scale back to about twice a month. 

  • Humidity and Temp

As an outdoor plant Clusia's can tolerate temperatures as low as 50 degrees fahrenheit. However, they prefer to be in temperatures between 60 and 85. They also prefer high humidity which can increase with humidifiers, pebble trays, or misting. 

  • Soil
Almost any well-draining potting mix will be sufficient for a Clusia. Our go-to recommendation for a high-quality soil that’s fast draining is Fox Farms Ocean Forest.
  • Fertilizer

Clusia's will only need to be fertilized three times a year, in the spring, summer, and fall. 


  • Pet friendly? 

No, the Clusia is toxic to pets and humans. Keep out of reach of young children and animals. 

  • Can I keep my Clusia outside for the winter? 

No, your Clusia prefers temperatures higher than 60 degrees Fahrenheit so keeping them outside for the winter will ultimately kill it. When bringing plants indoor for the winter, make sure to gradually bring them in. They should go in the brightest spot you have in your home. 

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