Taking care of Jar Clusia

The newest member of the Jar family is the Clusia rosea. This distinctive and hardy plant has proved itself a welcome addition and has already won us over. 

The Clusia plant

Each Jar Clusia consists of just a single stem, with leaves and branches extending like a miniature tree. It is a resourceful plant whose roots can draw moisture from the air itself. 


Condensation is part of the natural water cycle inside of the Jar and is a great indicator of how suitable the position of your Jar is. Ideally, one side of the Jar will be fogged up during the day. The plant will need about a week to acclimatise to a new spot.

If the Jar is completely foggy after 2 weeks, it is probably because the temperature in that spot changes often. Try moving the Jar somewhere with a more stable temperature.

If this does not do the trick, leave the Jar slightly open for a day or two to balance the humidity. Or open and lift off the top to wipe away the moisture with some clean paper towels.

Dark orange spots

The plant seals any damaged areas with a dark orange sap so that it can heal. Spots on the leaves or stem are fine, as long as they do not develop into larger stains

Brown stains on leaves

If the plant’s protective sap is unable to seal off an injury on a leaf, a brown stain may develop. This is a sign of an infection and in this case we advise you to open your Jar and remove the leaf entirely. 

Leaves falling off

Fallen leaves from your Clusia serve as food for disease so we recommend you remove them from your Jar. If your Clusia continues to drop leaves, we urge you to reach out to us.

Stem turning brown

The stem’s base turns wood-like as a natural part of the plant ageing and strengthening. You are likely to see it turn brown and maybe develop a bark-like texture.

Stem turning brown & bending over

In rare cases the stem can be infected by disease. This turns it brown and weak, causing the stem to bend over. If this happens, unfortunately the plant is beyond recovery. If you see this, please contact us as soon as you can.


Fungus occurs naturally in the soil and on the plant. Some types are needed for the plant to survive, while others can be harmful. If you see a white fluffy fungus on the plant this should be removed. Open up your Jar and wash away the fungus with water.

Spilled soil on the glass

We do our best to prepare your Jar for the dangers transport poses to a fragile product. However, if your Jar has been jostled or shaken too much, soil can spill onto the glass. It would be a shame to let that spoil your view! This can easily be resolved by opening up the Jar and wiping the inside with some clean paper towels.