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Plant height: 5 - 9 inches (12 - 23 cm)
Plant spread: 4 - 8 inches (10 - 21 cm)
In temperate climates, Ming Aralia is a very popular and relatively easy-to-grow houseplant. Indoor container plants may be grown in a variety of soils as long as the drainage is good. Plants generally thrive in peaty, sandy, soil-based potting mixes that have excellent drainage.
Polyscias fruticosa, commonly called Ming aralia, is an evergreen shrub. Finely-segmented, 1-3 pinnate compound leaves have narrow-ovate to lanceolate leaflets with spiny-toothed margins. Pale yellow to white flowers in free-branching inflorescences bloom in summer. Fruit is a drupe.
Common name(s): Aralia Golden, Ming aralias
Flower colours: Pale yellow to white
Bloom time: Winter
Max reachable height: Up to 3 feet
Difficulty to grow: Easy to grow
Aralia plants can propagate by stem cuttings. Propagating aralia plants is more successful when temperatures are above 21 degrees C. Take softwood, or green-tip, cuttings from an aralia plant in the summer, using the top 10 inches of the plant. Strip the majority of the leaves from the bottom of the stems, then place them upright into a pot of moist, sandy soil.
The stems will begin to root after a few days. When the plant gets larger, transfer it to a new pot or your garden.
Sunlight: Full to partial sunlight
Soil: Peat-based, well-aerated, light soil
Temperature: 20 to 30 degrees C
Fertilizer: Fertilize every two weeks with an organic fertilizer in spring and summer and monthly in fall and winter.
Special features: Aralia varieties are ideal for adding softness and texture to indoor spaces.
Ornamental use: Aralia Plant is used as the ornamental shrub; may be grown indoors in containers.
Disclaimer: The image is for reference purposes only. The actual product may vary in shape or appearance based on climate, age, height, etc.
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