The original origin of the Clusia is the United States, South America and the rainforests of the Caribbean. The Clusia is a relatively easy plant that tolerates salty air in its natural habitat. Sandy areas and lots of light are also no problem.
Because it is a tropical plant, it is important to always keep the soil slightly moist. You can let the plant dry a little before watering again, make sure that the roots do not stay in the water because of the root rot that occurs then. in the growing season that runs from March to August, slightly more water than in the winter.
Spray the Clusia occasionally to remove dust from the leaves and prevent vermin. No less than twice a month. Spraying also promotes the quality and decorative value of the houseplant.
The Clusia does well in a light to shady place in the home or office. This beautiful Clusia houseplant prefers a window on the north, east or west. The Clusia needs a minimum of 5 hours of sunshine per day. If you place the plant near a window facing south, then put + - 2 to 3 meters away from the window because otherwise the plant will get too much direct sunlight.
Daytime 18-22 ° C
15 ° C at night
Only moderately feed the Clusia in the spring and summer. In the winter it is a rest period for most plants, then do not feed. Never give too much this can lead to burning of the roots. Check the package for the correct dosage.
It is best to repot a Clusia once every two years in a larger pot. The best period for repotting is spring or immediately after purchasing the plant. A larger pot will stimulate growth and the advantage is a larger buffer soil so that the water is more spread and there is less chance of root rot. Always take a pot that is 20 to 25% larger and do not use Hydro pellets on the bottom of the pot. It is best to use a plastic insert cover for large pots.
A Clusia has few problems with discolouring leaves. With too much water, the leaves can get brown or yellow edges. Give less water in this case. With too much sunlight, the leaves will turn yellow. Places the Clusia a little further from the window
Due to its compact habit, you do not have to prune a Clusia. To preserve the decorative value of the plant, it is advisable to remove old and / or dead leaves.
The Clusia is a poisonous plant. If you have been in contact with the sap of the plant or the green fruits, it is advisable to wash your hands thoroughly, consult your home or veterinarian!
The Clusia is not susceptible to diseases. These are therefore almost non-existent. If a plant is moved and / or there is a change in light or temperature, the Clusia leaf may lose or it may discolor. No fear, if the plant is used to its new location, it will just get over it again.
The Clusia is a separate plant that branches beautifully and will therefore stand out at any place in the house or office due to its compact shape.