OVERVIEW+ Comes in an 10" plastic container.
Native to the Caribbean, since it is used to being a coastline plant, its foliage is salt tolerant. The plant is considered a hemiepipmyte, it begins its life as an epiphyte (growing on something else), and then plants itself into the ground once it reaches maturity. This is cultivated to be more of a bush form.
CLASSIFICATION / GENUS:
Clusiaceae / clusia
Clusia Guttiefera / Small Leaf Clusia / Dwarf Autograph Tree
Can grow up to 25 feet tall outdoors, typically 6 feet tall indoors if given the right conditions.
Can exist outdoors in zones 10-11. Prefers warm environments, keep household temperatures between 60-85 degree Fahrenheit, it should not exist in temperatures below 50 degrees Fahrenheit.
Relatively easy maintenance
Prefers bright indirect light, with bouts of full sun.
Water regularly to ensure it does not dry out, particularly when its still in it's juvenile state. Never let the soil get completely dry. Putting this on a pebble trey is recommended to generate humidity for the plant.
Loves well draining soil, rich in organic matter, with some sand.
DOES IT FLOWER?
Yes, but this variant is less frequent
IS IT POISONOUS/TOXIC?
CAN IT BE PROPAGATED FROM CUTTINGS?
Yes, fairly easily by seed or by cuttings. Considered a fast growing and hardy plant.
Common Pests: Spider Mites, Mealy, and Aphids.
WINTER TRAVEL: PLEASE MAKE SURE TO PURCHASE A HEAT-PACK (FOUND WITHIN OUR STORE) IF THE PLANT IS TRAVELING IN BELOW 50 DEGREE WEATHER.