Plant Care Scotch Attorney

Scotch Attorney

4.7 out of 5 (13 experiences)

Scotch Attorney has a Survivor plant personality Survivor
Scotch Attorney has a Large, lush leaves plant personality Large, lush leaves

Also known as

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


Clusia rosea

How to care for Scotch Attorney


How often to water your Scotch Attorney

Water needs for Scotch Attorney
0.5 cups
every 9

Scotch Attorney 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 Scotch Attorney

Water 0.5 cups every

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Finding light for Autograph Tree in your home

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

Scotch Attorney 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 Scotch Attorney in your home 🏡.


How to fertilize Scotch Attorney

Nutrient, fertilizer, and repotting needs for Scotch Attorney: 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 Scotch Attorney after it doubles in size or once a year—whichever comes first.

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Care Summary for Scotch Attorney

Scotch Attorney

Scotch Attorney

Greg recommends:


0.5 cups every 9 days


< 3ft from a window


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

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

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
leaf-1 25 Plants
xp 708 XP
globe London, England

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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