CLUSIA ORTHONEURA - Porcelain Flower - Pink Clusia Maximize

CLUSIA ORTHONEURA - Porcelain Flower - Pink Clusia

This is a rare and unusual tropical plant for collectors. The pinkish waxy flowers are weird but pretty and they look like they are made of plastic or porcelain. It also has attractive thick waxy leaves and puts out air roots.

Ships in 4" pot.

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Good potted plant for filtered light. The incredible flowers can appear anytime during the year and they actually look like they are made of plastic or porcelain. The plant does not form a root ball like most plants, instead they produce air roots that come from up in the branches and reach the floor bypassing the pot. In nature, Clusias may start on the ground and them climb on top of other plants using their air roots for support. Clusias need very good drainage, average moisture during the warmer months and drier during the colder months. Freezing temperatures should be avoided.

FAMILY : Guttiferae
ORIGIN : Tropical America
MATURE SIZE : 5' - 8' on average, but can be kept smaller in container
LIGHT REQUIREMENTS : partial sun to filtered light
WATER REQUIREMENTS : average
MIN. TEMP. : protect from a freeze
FLOWER : very unusual, blooms when young, seen most of the year, the buds are unusual too
COMMENTS : rare