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Clusia rosea 'Princess'

Autograph tree, Balsam Apple, Pitch Apple

Tender Perennial

What is Tender Perennial?

Perfect for beginners

An excellent foliage plant

Very easy to look after

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Clusia rosea ‘Princess’ is an ideal houseplant for nervous beginners or busy people who would like some lush indoor foliage which doesn’t demand much attention.

In its native Caribbean, this robust tropical shrub is a bit of a monster, growing off trees and eventually strangling its host. Fortunately, it won’t do this indoors! But plants are quick growers and small window sill specimens can eventually grow several feet if regularly re-potted. It bears handsome, leathery, deep green leaves about 6 inches long. The leaves are so thick, it’s possible to engrave your name on them and watch them grow, hence its nickname: The Autograph Tree. In the Caribbean, the leaves were once engraved with numbers and designs and used as cheap playing cards! Maximum height: 1.5m (60in). Spread: 60cm (24in).

Plant height and spread is seasonal therefore we list by pot size rather than a defined plant size. The height and spread of the plant delivered will vary depending on the season, meaning arrival images are an indication only.

Height Up to 150cm (60in)
Spread Up to 60cm (24in)

Tender Perennial

conservatory

dappled shade


2 x 12cm Potted Plants (KF3953)
1 x 12cm Potted Plant (30cm Tall) (KF1162)

Grow in bright, indirect light, avoiding strong, direct, sunlight. Maintain the temperature above 13°C. Provide high humidity by regular misting. Water regularly between spring and autumn when the first couple of centimetres of compost have dried out, feeding during the growing season with a balanced houseplant feed. Reduce watering in the winter and avoid draughts.
Grow in bright, indirect light, avoiding strong, direct, sunlight. Maintain the temperature above 13°C. Provide high humidity by regular misting. Water regularly between spring and autumn when the first couple of centimetres of compost have dried out, feeding during the growing season with a balanced houseplant feed. Reduce watering in the winter and avoid draughts.

Seeds and garden supplies will normally be delivered within the time period stated against each product as detailed above. Plants, bulbs, corms, tubers, shrubs, trees, potatoes, etc. are delivered at the appropriate time for planting or potting on. Delivery times will be stated on the product page above, or in your order acknowledgement page and email.

Orders for packets of seed incur a delivery charge of £2.99.

Orders which include any other products will incur a delivery charge of £6.99.

Where an order includes both packets of seeds and other products, a maximum delivery charge of £7.99 will apply - regardless of the number of items ordered.

Large items may incur a higher delivery charge - this will be displayed in your shopping basket.

Please see our Delivery page for further details, and more information on different charges that may apply to certain destinations.

For more information on how we send your plants please visit our Helpful Guide on plant sizes.

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