Clusia plants are evergreen shrubs that can reach heights of up to 20 feet. They have glossy and leathery leaves with waxy surfaces, which aid in water retention. Clusias have a very slow growth rate and some species can live for more than 100 years. The flowers of the Clusia genus come in shades of pink, purple, white, or yellow, depending on the species.
The Clusia plant is an excellent choice for home gardeners looking for a low-maintenance addition to their landscape. It is drought-tolerant and requires little pruning or maintenance once established. In addition to its beauty, the plant is also known for its medicinal properties; extracts from the leaves and bark of the Clusia have been used to treat a variety of ailments throughout history.
Clusias are easy to care for and can be grown indoors or outdoors, in containers or in the ground. When growing your Clusia plant indoors, make sure to keep it near a bright window and water regularly (but not too frequently). Outdoors, they prefer well-draining soil and partial shade; direct sunlight may cause leaf scorch. Because these plants grow slowly, they do not require much fertilizer; just provide an occasional boost with a dilute liquid fertilizer once every few months.