Clusia guttifera

(5 customer reviews)
Arrives in 3 - 7 days.
Ships March 1st - March 8th.
  • Grower
  • Selva
  • Meseta
  • Viento
  • Nube

This product is not California Certified.

$ 33.00
You may like to add:

3-in-1 Moisture Meter

Take the guesswork out of watering and light. Quickly and easily determine your plants water and light levels, along with pH value.

  • No batteries required
  • Easy to read moisture, light, and pH levels with large dial.
  • Perfect for Indoor or Outdoor Plants.
  • How to Use: Simply insert moisture meter 3-4 inches into the soil, toggle switch to test moisture, light, or pH level you would like to measure.
  • Designed only for testing soil. Please be sure to not touch stone or hard rock soil.
  • ***Please note that pH test value cannot be applied to any other liquid than water.

Natural Root Stimulant

Natural probiotics, organics, and moisture control gel boost root growth. Invigorates existing plants, reduces transplant shock and accelerates establishment of new plants. This all natural product will not burn roots.

When Transplanting: Apply between new soil and plant so stimulant touches root ball.

For Existing Plants: Apply stimulant 2-3 inches below top of soil.

Use the proper amount for each pot size:
6″ Pot: ½ Pack
8-10″ Pot: 1 Pack
12-14″ pot: 2 Packs

Organic Outdoor Potting Mix

PlantVine’s Organic Outdoor Potting Soil is time-tested and proven to help your outdoor potted plants thrive. This is our best all-purpose mix, and a smart choice for a wide variety of outdoor plants, flowers and vegetables. The all natural ingredients are specially blended to provide excellent long term drainage, high air porosity and good water holding capability. This mix contains no artificial fertilizers or chemicals. Each bag contains 128 oz of soil.

6” pot into an 8-10” planter: About 1.5 bags
8-10” pot into a 12-14” planter: About 3 bags

Pot it for me

Have your plant delivered pre-potted when purchasing a medium-sized plant along with one of our premium planters.

  • For Medium Plants
  • Perfect for gift giving
  • Replaces our standard grower pot
  • Medium Plant and Premium Planter must be purchased at same time to qualify
  • Can not be used with large, XL or hanging pot specimens

Soluble Fertilizer

Great for indoor and outdoor potted plants, this fertilizer quickly dissolves in water, making fertilizing as quick and simple as possible. Just mix 1 teaspoon (scoop included) with 1 gallon of water, and water as normal. Makes 48 gallons.

Shop with Confidence
Our plants are covered by our 45 day guarantee.
We even send you a picture of your plants before they ship.

Scientific Name: Clusia guttifera

Common Names: Small Leaf Clusia, Autograph Hedge

Overview: Elevate your indoor or outdoor garden with the Clusia guttifera, a versatile and low-maintenance plant that adds an understated elegance wherever it’s placed. Known for its thick, leathery leaves that exhibit a rich green hue, this evergreen beauty is exceptionally durable, making it perfect for both new plant parents and seasoned gardeners. Its natural tolerance to varying light conditions and irregular watering schedules makes it a hassle-free choice for busy lifestyles. The Clusia guttifera can be grown as a standalone potted plant or integrated into a hedge due to its dense, bushy growth habit. Whether displayed in your living room or enhancing your outdoor space, this resilient plant retains its vibrant appeal year-round.


You Won’t Go Wrong as a Houseplant or a Hedge

The Clusia guttifera, commonly known as the “Small Leaf Clusia,” is a versatile and hardy plant that adds a tropical touch to any setting. Boasting thick, waxy leaves that are remarkably resilient to harsh conditions, this evergreen shrub is perfect for both indoor and outdoor environments. Its petite, glossy leaves are tinged with hues of green and sometimes pink, offering an elegant yet vibrant visual appeal. An ideal option for creating a living hedge or privacy screen, it’s also well-suited for potted arrangements on a patio or balcony.

Caring for your Clusia Hedge

The Clusia guttifera is relatively low-maintenance, requiring moderate watering and sunlight, making it a superb choice for busy plant owners or those new to gardening. Its ability to adapt to a variety of conditions without sacrificing its lush appearance makes it an excellent choice for adding a slice of the tropics to your space. Originating from the Caribbean, this plant offers a blend of visual interest and resilient nature. Here’s how to ensure that your Clusia guttifera not only survives but also thrives.


Clusia guttifera appreciates a good amount of light but can adapt to a variety of conditions. While it flourishes in full sun to partial shade, it can tolerate lower light levels when kept indoors. However, inadequate light might result in slower growth and fewer leaves. If you’re growing your Clusia indoors, a spot near a window with filtered sunlight is ideal.


When it comes to watering, Clusia guttifera is quite forgiving. It is drought-tolerant once established, making it a great choice for xeriscaping or low-maintenance garden areas. If you’re growing it in a pot, allow the top inch of soil to dry out before watering again. Overwatering can lead to root rot, so be cautious not to let the plant sit in soggy soil. A well-draining soil mix and pots with drainage holes can prevent overwatering issues.

Although Clusia guttifera is relatively tolerant of different humidity levels, it thrives in moderate to high humidity. If you’re growing it indoors, particularly during winter when indoor air can be dry, consider using a humidity tray or room humidifier.


Clusia guttifera is not particularly fussy about the soil it’s planted in, but it does best in a well-draining mixture. You can use a standard potting soil mixed with sand or perlite to improve drainage. As for fertilization, a balanced slow-release fertilizer applied in the spring and mid-summer should suffice for both potted and garden-planted Clusia. Avoid over-fertilizing, as this can lead to excessive salt accumulation in the soil.


Being a tropical plant, Clusia guttifera prefers warm conditions. Ideal temperatures range between 60-85°F (16-30°C). While it can tolerate short periods of colder weather, prolonged exposure to temperatures below 50°F (10°C) can cause stress. Indoor plants generally do well with regular room temperatures.



Clusia guttifera has a naturally compact growth habit, but you can prune it to shape or manage its size. Use clean, sharp pruning shears to remove any unwanted or damaged branches. The best time for a significant trim is late winter or early spring, just before the plant’s active growing season.

Pest and Disease Management

Clusia guttifera is generally resistant to most pests and diseases. However, it’s always good to check for the occasional mealybug or spider mite. These can be treated with a mild insecticidal soap or neem oil spray. Ensure you treat the plant as soon as possible to prevent infestations from spreading.

Additional information


10a, 10b, 9b

Sun Exposure

Full Sun, Medium Shade, Partial Sun

Mature Height

2 ft – 5 ft


60 in

5 reviews for Clusia guttifera

  1. Alex (verified owner)

    Best place to buy ANY plants they offer. I have tried several others

  2. Alex (verified owner)

    perfect condition perfect delivery perfect perfect

  3. Dana Ross (verified owner)

  4. Sunshine

    Can this plant survive next to a neighbors fence

  5. Ellen Di Meglio

    How deep do they need to be planted?

  6. Becky (verified owner)

  7. Anonymous (verified owner)

  8. Cingy

    Can you make a hedge out of these plants?

  9. Nancy

    We live in zone 9a, north Florida, can we put this in a pot out on our lanai?

  10. Dr Susan Palmieri

    Can this plant be grown indoors? I am in zone 5.

  11. Ronald Grant

    I have about 75ft on my exterior wall that I am thinking about putting in a low hedge. How many large pot size clusia would I need?

Load More

Only logged in customers who have purchased this product may leave a review.

Why others chose the Clusia guttifera

For our outoor porch in our apartment building to make it pretty

My wedding guestbook :)

Coronavirus at home perma-vacation - South Beach, Miami inspirsed

Have been seeing this plant throughout the Orlando area, and PlantVine helped me determine the type, as well as provided me with such amazing customer service. Can not wait to receive my order : )