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.
12 inch (30 cm)
6 inch (15 cm)
*above specification are indicative only. actual dimensions may vary by +-10%
Aralia Golden, Ming aralias
Maximum Reachable Height
Up to 3 feet
Pale yellow to white
Easy to grow
Planting and care
When growing Ming Aralia indoors is that it must be kept constantly moist.
Adequate watering is of course, essential, but over-watering is above all the greatest cause of the demise of virtually all Aralias.
It is generally thought that plants will thrive when kept on the dry side.
False aralia does not like to be moved. A sudden change in location causes the leaves to drop off.
Trimming the tips of an Aralia Plant helps promote new growth.
Handpick as many of the mealybugs from the plant as possible.
Treat the areas near the base of the leaves with a cotton swab dipped in alcohol every five days, especially where you see the cottony masses of insects.
Insecticidal soap is helpful when mealybugs are in the crawling stage, before they attach to the foliage and assume their cottony appearance.
Aralia Golden care
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.
Full to partial sunlight
Peat-based, well-aerated, light soil
20 to 30 degrees C
Fertilize every two weeks with an organic fertilizer in spring and summer and monthly in fall and winter.
Aralia Golden special feature
Aralia varieties are ideal for adding softness and texture to indoor spaces.
Aralia Golden uses
Aralia Plant is used as the ornamental shrub; may be grown indoors in containers
Frequently Asked Questions
How to grow Aralia from cutting?
Take softwood, or green-tip, cuttings from an aralia plant in the summer, using the top 10 inches of the plant. Select a location where it will get bright direct sunlight (3-4 hrs). Strip the majority of the leaves from the bottom of the stems, then place them upright into a 5-inch pot of moist, sandy soil. The stems will begin to root after a few days. Keep the plant in indirect bright light location for 2-3 days and then gradually move to a location that receives 4-6 hours of direct sunlight.Once the plant is overgrown in current pot, plant it in field. If you are planting purchased plant directly in ground follow below procedure. Keep the plant in indirect bright light for 3-4 days and gradually move to a location receiving direct sunlight for more than 6 hours a day. Dig a pit twice the size of the bag/pot the current plant is in. Fill the 1/3 of pit with soil rich in organic content, place the plant in center and fill the pit with same soil. Apply water General caring tips Plant should get 4-6 hours of sunlight a day. Water the plant when surface soil (1-2 inch) feels dry to touch. Apply any organic fertilizer during the main growing season.
Why is my Aralia dying?
It is maybe due to Insufficient light, less or overwatering, and cold temperature. So make sure your plant is getting enough amount of bright direct sunlight 3-4 hrs. water it when the upper layer of the soil (1-2 inches) feels dry to touch. Check the moisture in the soil before watering it, Poke your finger into the soil, if dry then apply water. Do not overwater the plant. This plant doesn’t like to sit in waterlogged soil, so drainage is important to prevent rot. Check the drainage hole to allow excess water to escape. Protect your plant from a cold climate by keeping it in a mildly warm and dry location. Feed it with any organic nitrogen-rich fertilizer once a month.
What is Aralia plant?
Aralia plants are the flowering shrubs belongs to the Araliaceae family
How to propagate Aralia plant?
You can propagate Aralia through stem cutting.
Can you grow Aralia from cuttings?
Yes, you can grow Aralia from cuttings
How to grow Aralia plant?
To grow plant in pot, choose a pot having of 5-inch upper diameter and drainage holes. Keep the plant outdoor indirect bright light (3-4 hrs.). Protect the plant from the afternoon direct harsh sunlight as it can cause damage to the foliage. Soil The soil should be well-drained and fertile rich in organic content. Watering Poke your finger/plain small stick into the soil to check the moisture. Water when topsoil (1-2 inches) feels dry to touch. Water thoroughly in the summer and reduce watering in winter and rainy season. Application of Fertilizer During the main growing season (spring and summer)feed the plant with organic fertilizer once a month. Loosen the topsoil without disturbing the roots of the plant so it can uptake the nutrients and moisture easily.
When to repot Aralia plant?
Report aralia plant in spring season only when the plant has outgrown its pot.
How big does Aralia grow?
Aralia will grow up to 6 feet
What soil for Aralia?
Aralia plants grow best in a well-drained, loamy soil
When to prune Aralia?
Cut back the entire aralia shrub in late winter or early spring, just before it begins to sprout with new growth.
When to fertilize Aralia plant?
Keep the plant healthy by feeding it with any organic balanced NPK rich fertilizer every other month throughout spring and summer.
When to plant Aralia?
Plant Aralia in late winter or early spring season.
Wednesday, 22 January 2020
Its been a month I bought this plant. It came with very few broken leaves but its growing fast now. Very happy with this one.