Plant Care Copey

Copey

4.7 out of 5 (13 experiences)

Copey has a Survivor plant personality Survivor
Copey has a Large, lush leaves plant personality Large, lush leaves

Also known as

Autograph Tree, Autograph Tree, Cupey, Balsam apple, Pitch-apple and Scotch attorney

Taxonomy

Clusia rosea
Clusia
Clusiaceae
Malpighiales

How to care for Copey

💦 Water

How often to water your Copey

Water needs for Copey
0.5 cups
every 9

Copey needs 0.5 cups of water every 9 when it doesn’t get direct sunlight and is potted in a 5" pot.

Use our water calculator to personalize watering recommendations to your environment or download Greg for more advanced recommendations for all of your plants.

Calculate water needs of Copey

Water 0.5 cups every
9

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

Select the pot size

5"
☀️ Light

Finding light for Autograph Tree in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Copey: 3ft from a window
3ft or less from
a window

Copey may have difficulty thriving, and will drop leaves 🍃, without ample sunlight.

Place it less than 3 feet from a south-facing window to maximize the potential for growth.

Select your region to see how the current weather in your area affects the placement of Copey in your home 🏡.

🪴 Nutrients

How to fertilize Copey

Nutrient, fertilizer, and repotting needs for Copey: repot after 2X growth

Most potting soils come with ample nutrients which plants use to produce new growth.

By the time your plant has depleted the nutrients in its soil it’s likely grown enough to need a larger pot anyway.

To replenish this plant's nutrients, repot your Copey after it doubles in size or once a year—whichever comes first.

💡 FAQs
⭐ Difficulty Level

Copey is generally easy to care for, though some plant parents report facing challenges with growing it. Check out the reviews down below to read more about their experiences!

Benefits of Growing Autograph Tree →

Common Autograph Tree Problems →


💦 Water Needs

Copey prefers for the soil to dry out between waterings and should be watered regularly. Use our water calculator to personalize watering recommendations to your environment or download Greg for more advanced recommendations for all of your plants.

Autograph Tree Water Frequency →

Autograph Tree Root Rot →


☀️ Sunlight Needs

Copey may have difficulty thriving and will drop leaves 🍃 without ample sunlight. Place it less than 3 feet from a window to maximize the potential for growth. Select your region to see how the current weather in your area affects the placement in your home 🏡.

Autograph Tree Light Requirements →

Autograph Tree Direct Sunlight Needs & Tolerance →


🐶 🐈 👶 Toxicity

Greg does not have confirmed data on this plant’s toxicity. If you, a family member, or a pet consumes plant material of unknown toxicity, it’s always best to consult a medical professional.

If you or someone else ingested this plant, call Poison Control at US (800) 222-1222. If a pet consumed this plant, contact your veterinarian or the ASPCA at US (888) 426-4435.

Autograph Tree Toxicity to Humans →


💨 Humidity

Copey prefers dry environments. Providing extra humidity or misting your plant allows water to linger on leaves, which can create the perfect environment for harmful types of fungi.

Autograph Tree Humidity Needs →


🪴 Soil

Copey does best in well-draining soil. A good soil will contain lots of organic matter such as coco coir as well as perlite or vermiculite to help with drainage. Adding a handful of perlite to regular store-bought potting soil should do the trick!

When and How to Successfully Repot Autograph Tree →


💩 Fertilizer

Copey should be repotted after it doubles in size or once a year, whichever comes first. Fresh potting soil has all the nutrients your plant needs, so as long as it’s refreshed yearly, you shouldn’t need to use fertilizer. Remember, plants get their energy from sunlight, not fertilizer!

How Much and When to Fertilize Autograph Tree →


🌎 Native Region

Copey is native to Florida Keys to northern Andes.


⬆️ ⬇️ Growth Pattern

Copey grows vertically and new growth will emerge from the top of the plant.

How and When to Prune Autograph Tree →


🌦️ Growing Outdoors

USDA Hardiness Zone
Copey can be grown outdoors in USDA Hardiness Zones 10-12. Find your local hardiness zone here.

Autograph Tree Temperature Tolerance →


🌱 Propagation

The seeds of Copey can be used to grow new plants! After your plant flowers, any seeds that formed can be collected and germinated in potting soil.

How to Propagate Autograph Tree →


🧐 Troubleshooting

When troubleshooting a sad-looking houseplant, start by checking for signs of distress in its leaves, such as yellowing, browning, or drooping, which can indicate overwatering or nutrient deficiencies.

Inspect the soil moisture; too dry or too wet soil can cause problems.

Ensure the plant is getting the right amount of light, as too much or too little can stress it.

Finally, consider environmental factors like temperature and humidity, and adjust care routines accordingly to revive your plant.


Care Summary for Copey

Copey

Copey


Greg recommends:

Water

0.5 cups every 9 days

Placement

< 3ft from a window

Nutrients

Repot after 2x growth

Based on the 4” pot your plant is in, and that it doesn’t get direct sunlight.

What other plant parents say

Copey has a Survivor plant personality Survivor 8
Copey has a Large, lush leaves plant personality Large, lush leaves 7
Copey has a Fast grower plant personality Fast grower 6
Copey has a Pest magnet plant personality Pest magnet 1
@princesspraha avatar
@@princesspraha
leaf-1 10 Plants
xp 185 XP
globe Prague, Hlavní město Praha
08/19/2021

This is a fast grower that needs regular repotting. It is easy to care for and attractive. In direct sunlight, the leaves can start to yellow, so indirect sun is best. A great start plant or for anyone that enjoys a sturdy fast grower!

Fast grower Fast grower
Eliz avatar
@Eliz
leaf-1 25 Plants
xp 708 XP
globe London, England
08/14/2021

My first plant ever! Has been in a loooong dormant phase where it lost 90% of its beautiful and healthy looking leaves.. Been a big fan of sunshine hence why it’s been sitting by my window

Survivor Survivor
Large, lush leaves Large, lush leaves

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