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Its natural habitat is subtropical or tropical moist lowland forests.
Allanblackia floribunda has been long used in traditional African medicine.
The tree's fruit are not really edible but its seeds are the source of Allanblackia Oil.
Commonly known as the Dwarf Clusia, this tropical evergreen shrub is native to Brazil, Paraguay, and parts of Central America.
Clusia fluminensis is an attractive and versatile, native American plant. It can be fashioned into both a large or small, tightly-rounded shrub or bonsai. It has a mature height of 5-10 ft, with 2-5 ft mature width, with full sun to semi-shade requirements. The small, leathery leaves are pear-shaped and may be tinted red or purple when young. In the summer months, the plant produces clusters of light pink, white, or off-white fragrant flowers.
It is a tough plant that is salt-tolerant and can tolerate short periods of time in temperatures as low as 30F, growing USDA Zone 9-11. It requires moderate amounts of water and should be fertilized every four to six weeks to promote best growth. Pruning is not required, but will help maintain the desired size and shape of the shrub.
Clusia fluminensis is considered a low-maintenance shrub, perfect for growing in seaside settings, or wherever a tough, salt tolerant shrub is needed. When planting in cold regions, it is best to use a container-grown shrub, and ensure it is planted in a location that receives at least some winter sun and is protected from drying winds. A layer of mulch can be used in winter to help moderate the temperature of the soil. During dry spells, container-grown plants should be watered deeper and more frequently.
This clusia is really dwarf, and can be grown as a small dense shrub or potted specimen. It has impressive aerial roots hanging off the branches. It is a very cool plant for patios or around the pool decks.
It can tolerate shade too, as well as cooler temperatures.
Small leathery, pear shaped leaves on compact, rounded shrub, with small light pink flowers. The leaves have a special effect: you may write with a sharp stick on the surface, and the writing will stay forever. Thus the common name of this plant.
Clusia hilariana is an evergreen tree with an open, spreading crown; it can grow 4 - 8 metres tall.
The tree is sometimes harvested from the wild for local use as a food, medicine and source of wood. A very ornamental plant, it can be used in general landscaping. The fruit is a globose capsule around 5cm in diameter containing several seeds surrounded by an orange-red edible aril.
Clusia lanceolata, or Porcelain Flower, is a delightful small tree native to America. Growing up to 10-20 feet tall, this charming deciduous tree features fragrant white to off-white flowers with a center of dark red and have a rich, glossy foliage. When these pretty blooms arrive, they draw different species of butterflies, hummingbirds, and other pollinators to the area.
Clusia lanceolata require moderate water and can be placed in full sun to semi-shade positions. While it is tolerant of both high and low temperatures, this plant has some impressive hardiness and can tolerate a temperature of 30°F or below for quite some time. For those living in colder climates, they can still enjoy this low-maintenance and beautiful plant in a container.
Not only is Clusia lanceolata tolerant of different temperatures, it is also quite salt-tolerant and can be placed in seaside gardens or other similar locations. USDA hardiness zones 9 to 11 are ideal for this compact plant as its needs are met, but can still give off a decently sized shrub or small tree.
Additionally, to keep your Porcelain Flower in a healthier state, planting it in well-draining and nutrient rich soils can help the plant. When the summer heat arrives, a bit of extra water can go a long way for this ultra-hardy plant. Pruning is usually not necessary but can keep this species from becoming too unruly.
Overall, Clusia lanceolata is a hardy plant that can often withstand colder weathers, seaside, and require low maintenance. If you live in a USDA hardiness zone of 9 to 11 and want a fragrant and colorful addition to your garden, then this small, deciduous tree could be an excellent pick.
Very rare small shrub with waxy and thick narrow leaves and gorgeous pink flowers with mauve throats that look almost artificial. The flower stays on the plant for a few days. The shrub has naturally round shape and produces thick air-roots at the base of the stem. Blooms from late winter through spring and summer. Cold hardy to zone 9b. Slow growing, perfect container plant or can be gown as a specimen in a small garden.
A beautiful evergreen tree with large thick waxy leaves that are persistent. This native tree grows to 30' and spreads out. Can be grown in container as a small tree. The flowers are 1.5-2 inches wide and pink and white followed by apple like fruit. Requires little maintenance and is salt tolerant. Widely grown as an ornamental in tropical regions of the world. In Hawaii, it is commonly planted as a street, parking lot, or specimen tree. Plants readily spread from initial plantings to surrounding areas. Plants thrive in a variety of environments from dry barren lava landscapes to steep cliffs in wet areas. Ever-blooming, flowers are off-white with pink centers, slightly fragrant at night. Tolerates both sun and shade, blooms in shade easily. The seeds are presumably bird dispersed. Like strangler figs, can germinate in the crotch of other trees and grow as epiphytes. They send down aerial roots and will eventually smother the host tree. The leaves have a special effect: you may write with a sharp stick on the surface, and the writing will stay forever. Thus the common name of this plant!
Bark can be used as brown colored dye, wood is very hard and durable. The young shoots are edibleand used as a raw vegetable.