Autograph Tree

Autograph Tree Care

Clusia rosea

Basic Autograph Tree Care

Also known as the Signature Tree or Apple Fig, the Autograph Tree is known for such sturdy leaves you could carve your name into them (hence the name). Below you will find everything you need to care for your Autograph Tree.

Medium Light

I prefer areas that aren't too bright or shady. Finding a balance is important.

Water Moderately

I don't like my soil to be too dry or too soggy. Little and often is what I'm after.

High Humidity

I thrive in humid environments so please mist my leaves every so often.

Potting Soil

I need soil specifically for indoor plants as it retains the right amount of water.

Detailed Autograph Tree Care Information

Whether you're looking to make sure your Autograph Tree is in it's perfect conditions, or looking to see if one could work for your space. We've got you covered.

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They can deal with a range of light levels

When growing an Autograph Tree indoors they can deal with a range of light levels so should fit nicely in most spots of your home.

Keep the soil moist

Autograph Trees like to have moisture in the soil but can also deal well with some drought. So don’t worry if you forget to water your plant every once in a while.

Average room temperature is fine

If you are comfortable in the temperature of your home then your Autograph Tree will be too!

They need high humidity

Autograph Trees need high humidity so we recommend misting the leaves regularly as well as using a pebble tray or humidifier.

Fertilise during the growth period

It’s important you only fertilise your Autograph Tree during spring and summer as your plant will be dormant during the darker winter months.

Prune your Autograph Tree regularly

Autograph Trees grow pretty rapidly so you will want to prune it regularly to keep it in shape.

Propagate using stem cuttings

As this plant grows pretty quickly you may find yourself needing to propagate your Autograph Tree often. Take a stem cutting and let it grow in moist soil in a warm environment.

Autograph Trees are toxic

You will want to keep your Autograph Tree away from pets or small children as they are toxic to ingest.

Autograph Tree FAQs

Quick and simple answers to the most common questions we see about the Autograph Tree.

Yes, Autograph Trees are toxic if ingested but are safe to touch. 

It’s the thick sturdy stems of the Autograph Tree that gives it its name as you could carve your name into them. 

If grown indoors, the Autograph Tree will get to a maximum of about 1 meter. However, outdoors they can grow several meters tall in their native environment. 

Autograph Tree Care Starter Kit

We've put together this great little starter kit that includes all of the equipment and information you'll need to take proper care of your Autograph Tree.

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Common Problems with your Autograph Tree

Here are some common issues that you might run into. It's important to diagnose any issues early to give your plant the best chance of bouncing back.

Brown leaves on an Autograph Tree can indicate issues with watering. Check the soil to see whether it is especially dry or waterlogged and adjust your watering schedule accordingly.

Yellow leaves on an Autograph Tree can indicate overwatering or too much direct sunlight. Check the soil to see if the roots are damaged or the potting mix waterlogged. Otherwise, move your plant away from intense light and trim away the scorched leaves.

It can be quite rare for your Autograph Tree to lose leaves but it can happen if something isn’t quite right. Leaf drop tends to be caused by one of the following factors: cold temperatures, underwatering, overwatering, shock or natural ageing.

Inspect both the potting soil and the root system to figure out if its watering issues causing your Autograph Tree to lose leaves and monitor environmental factors such as temperature to see if something needs to change to prevent more leaves from falling off your Autograph Tree.

Simple Autograph Tree Care Requirements

It sometimes helps to take caring for your plants back to the basics, here's the key considerations that you should take into account when caring for your Clusia rosea.

These simple points should give you all you need to keep your plant happy and healthy for years to come.

Common NameAutograph Tree
Latin NameClusia rosea
LightMedium Light
WaterWater Moderately
HumidityHigh Humidity
Soil TypePotting Soil

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