The Clusia has several nicknames. The apple fig, but also as Signature Tree (signatures tree). You can provide the leaves with drawings that remain visible for a long time. Give him a present and put his or her name on it.
The Clusia does well in a light to shady spot in the house or office. This beautiful Clusia houseplant prefers to stand on a window on the north, east or west. The Clusia needs at least 5 hours of sunshine per day. If you place the plant near a south-facing window, place it +- 2 to 3 meters from the window, otherwise the plant will get too much direct sunlight.
A minimum daytime temperature of 18 to 22 degrees Celsius is recommended and a minimum nighttime temperature of 15 degrees Celsius.
Because it is a tropical plant it is important to always keep the soil slightly moist. You can let the plant dry up a little before watering again, make sure that the roots do not remain in the water because of the root rot that then occurs. in the growth period that runs from March to August slightly more water than in winter.
Spray the Clusia occasionally to remove dust from the leaves and prevent vermin. Preferably 2 times a month. Spraying also promotes the quality and ornamental value of the houseplant.
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 the growth and the advantage is a larger buffer of soil, so the water is spread more and there is less chance of root rot. Always take a pot that is 20 to 25% larger and do not use Hydro grains on the bottom of the pot. It is best to use a plastic insert sleeve for large pots.
A Clusia suffers little from discolouring leaves. If there is too much water, the leaves can have brown or yellow edges. In this case, give less water. If there is too much sunlight, the leaves will become more yellow. Place the Clusia a little further from the window.
Because of its compact growth habit you do not have to prune a Clusia. To maintain the ornamental value of the plant it is advisable to remove old and/or dead leaves.
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. Also sandy areas and lots of light is no problem.
The Clusia is not susceptible to diseases. These are almost non-existent. If a plant is moved and/or there is a change of light or temperature, the Clusia leaf may lose or it may discolor. No fear, when the plant is used to its new location, it will simply recover.