• light

    Bright spot
    Not in full sun

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    Slightly damp
    Water once a week
    Feeding once a month

  • Animal friendly

    Keep this plant out of reach of your pet

  • Air purifying

    This plant is highly air purifying

Everything you want to know about caring for your Clusia plant

Facts about the Clusia Princess

This tropical beauty has its origins in the Caribbean and Central America. The most striking feature of the Clusia Princess are the thick, leathery leaves that give the plant a special, luxurious appearance.

The Clusia Princess is an enchanting houseplant that impresses with its beautiful glossy leaves and lush appearance. It comes in different varieties, each with its own charm and personality. Some varieties have larger leaves, while others remain more compact: perfect for a table.

The Clusia rosea Princess was created through selection and is distinguished by a smaller leaf structure and branching. Ideal for the living room or bedroom.

It is known as 'apple fig', but also has another nickname: Autograph Tree. You can make drawings on the sheet that remain visible for a very long time. In Tropical countries the leaves are much described; names of loved ones are engraved on the leaf or drawings are made on the leaf.

Where is the best place to place the Clusia?

The Clusia Princess feels most comfortable in a place with bright, indirect light. Direct sunlight can damage the leaves and lead to discoloration. Therefore, place your Clusia Princess near a window facing north, east or west. This way the plant can enjoy the soft, filtered light and will retain its lush green splendor.

This beautiful houseplant thrives in a warm environment, at a room temperature between 18°C ​​and 24°C. In winter it doesn't matter if it is a bit colder now and then, but preferably not below 15°C. However, make sure you protect it from drafts, as a draft of cold air can stunt growth
to obstruct.

What is the best way to water the Clusia?

Good watering is essential for a healthy Clusia Princess. It depends on several factors, such as the size of the plant and its location. It is best that the soil is dark brown, then you know that it is not too dry. If the soil is black, the soil is too wet, and the Clusia does not like to be in wet soil.

Make sure your Clusia Princess' pot has good drainage holes to allow excess water to drain. Discard the excess water to prevent flooding. Too much water leads to root rot, too little water results in limp leaves.

Tip: 4-5 days after watering, stick your finger in the soil and feel how wet the soil still is. If it feels dry, the next watering can be given a little more water than the previous time. If the soil is still moist after more than a week, water less next time. This way you can decide for yourself how much water can be given once a week.

Feed the Clusia Princess once a month during the growth period; in winter she uses less water and food. Adjust your watering accordingly by only giving water and food occasionally.

How can I repot my Clusia?

Because the Clusia Princess is a fairly fast grower, regular repotting is necessary to keep it healthy. Here are some guidelines for successful repotting:

Choose a pot that is about 2-4 cm larger than your Clusia's current pot. A pot that is too large can lead to overwatering, while a pot that is too small will restrict the roots.

Spring is the ideal time for repotting. The plant then grows actively. Avoid repotting during the winter months as growth slows down.

Be careful when repotting so as not to damage the roots. Place the plant in the new pot and fill it with fresh potting soil. Press the soil gently and then water.

When the Clusia Princess grows very large, she may benefit from support to grow upwards. You can use a sturdy stick for this. Carefully guide the main stem along the cane as the plant continues to grow.

Cutting your plant

A Clusia Princess does not need to be pruned to keep its shape. But would you like to grow a Clusia Princess yourself? Then you can easily cut a cutting with sharp scissors or a knife.

Cut a long stem or branch just above the leaf and place it in a glass of water. After a few weeks a root will grow. If the root is strong enough, you could plant the plant in soil to allow it to grow further.

But you can also leave the plant in water, which will give your interior a new look! Within our Intenz range we also sell the Clusia Princess in various types of glass.

Where does the Clusia rosea Princess come from?

This tropical beauty has its origins in the Caribbean and
Central America. This small-leaved variant was created by selection and is distinguished by a smaller leaf structure than the wild Clusia and also has more branches. Ideal for the living room or bedroom.

Which Clusia species are there?

The Clusia comes in different varieties, each with its own unique characteristics:

  • Clusia rosea Princess : Known for its glossy, round leaves, this species makes a beautiful addition to any indoor space.
  • Clusia Guttifera: This variant has slightly smaller leaves and a more compact growth habit. It is an excellent choice for smaller spaces.
  • Clusia Lanceolata: This Clusia has elongated leaves with a pointed shape. It adds a touch of elegance to your interior.
  • Clusia Nana: This variant has very small leaves.

Variegated species are:

  • Clusia Gold Rush
  • Clusia White Star
Discoloration of the leaves

If you notice discoloration on the leaves of your Clusia Princess, this may have several causes:

Yellow leaves often indicate too much water. Check whether the soil is too wet and adjust the watering. Too much direct sunlight can also cause yellow leaves, so provide plenty of shade.

Brown leaf edges are usually caused by too much direct sunlight. Move
move your Clusia Princess to a place with indirect sunlight. Underwatering can also cause brown leaves, so make sure the soil stays evenly moist.

Brown spots on the leaves can be caused by direct sunlight, low
humidity or too much water. Adjust the environment to solve the problem.

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