Your pitch apple plant comes in a standard nursery pot. You can either pot up, using humus-rich potting compost, or stand it pot and all in an attractive planter. A saucer will also suffice. Extra drainage water may stand for a while – allow the plant time to absorb it. The water should all be gone before further watering.
Stand your Clusia rosea in the warm (preferably not below 16 degrees centigrade), out of direct sun. In cooler environments it will require less water.
Clusia 'Princess' - PlantClusia rosea 'Princess'
A fairly hardy houseplant!
Clusia rosea (the autograph tree) is a very interesting, leafy houseplant that originated in the Caribbean. The leathery green leaves add a touch of greenery to your home. A robust and sturdy plant that can take quite harsh treatment!
Show moreClusia rosea likes it humid so spray the leaves regularly with rainwater to keep the humidity high and the beautiful glossy look of the leaves preserved.
Feed regularly with plant food for indoor leafy plants and it will produce a bushier plant.
Allow to dry out a little in the winter and only start again with regular watering and feeding in the spring.
Show moreClusia is a tropical plant from the Caribbean.
New research has classified Clusia into its own family (Clusiaceae).The Clusia named after the Flemish botanist Dr. De l’Ecluse (1525-1609) who (normal at the that) latinised his name to Clusius, physician and mathematician
He is known to have travelled extensively across Europe and from 1573 to 1588 Clusius was bailiff of the Imperial Court in Vienna as well as Director of the Schönbrunn Palace botanical gardens.
In 1593 he became professor at the University of Leiden and Director of the Hortus (praefectus horti). There are many publications in his name and he introduced many plants to Europe, not least, the horse chestnut tree, the plane tree, French beans, salsify, jasmine and the tulip.