Pitch Apple “Princess”
also known as autograph tree
PLANT AT A GLANCE
|Originated in the Caribbean|
|Best under full sun to light shade|
|About once a week, keep the soil moist at all times. Allow top inch of soil to dry out between waterings.|
|Resistant to disease and insects, drought-tolerant, Easy to care|
|Toxic if ingested, best practice is to keep out of reach of kids and pets|
Plant height/length: Around 30cm.
Pot size: 12cm plastic grow pot.
Can be purchased in plastic grow pot, or repotted in a simple terracotta pot (reference image provided)
Pitch apple plant’s thick and leathery, paddle-shaped leaves offer an informal look to your home. It is also called autograph tree because you can “write” on their leathery leaves by scratching them, and it’ll stay on there until the leaf falls.
It does very well in variable light conditions and is highly resistant to disease and insects. It doesn't take much in the way of care and, due to its density and height, pitch apple plant is often planted as a shade tree where it can create a nice canopy. It’s a perfect plant for a sunny balcony or rooftop garden. Because these semi-succulents are usually found near the sea, they are very salt-tolerant and wind-tolerant.
Grown outside, this fast-growing plant can reach heights of up to 6m. Indoors they can be kept as compact houseplants between 50-100cm.
Important to know: As plants are natural products, form, pattern and colour will vary.
ONGOING PLANT CARE
All of our plants come with a QR code to a care guide so you or the recipient of your gift will have at your fingertips what you need to know to keep the plants beautiful.
If you want more information about this plant before you buy, check out the Clusia section of our Plant Glossary.
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Please note that planters and plastic grow pots are subject to small deviations in size of 1-2cm. Our dimensions and size guides are based on expected sizes but the actual dimensions of the product you receive may vary slightly.
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