Description for Polyscias balfouriana
Polyscias fruticosa, or Ming aralia, is a perennial dicot evergreen shrub or dwarf tree native to India. The plant grows fairly slowly but can reach up to 1 to 2 meters in height.
|Common name||Flower colours||Bloom time||Height||Difficulty|
|Ming aralia||Pale yellow to white||Seasonal bloomer||6.00 to 8.00 feet||Easy to grow|
Planting and care
One important thing to keep in mind when growing Ming Aralia indoors is that it must be kept constantly moist. Even in the winter, when most houseplants need a reduction in the amount of water they receive, this plantÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s soil should still be kept consistently moist (but not wet).
|Full Sun to Partial Shade||well-drained soil||Medium||16-29 degrees C||Apply any organic fertilizer|
Caring for Polyscias balfouriana
- Keep your aralia in very bright light. Some direct sun is best. Full afternoon sun may be too much. They can be pruned to shape. They do not mind being fairly root bound for long periods of time. A good shower to clean the leaves from time to time either outdoors or in your bathtub is very helpful. Fertilize regularly.
Typical uses of Polyscias balfouriana
Special features: Tropical specimen/accent or hedge for frost free areas. Where not winter hardy, plants may be grown indoors in containers.
Ornamental use: The plant is used for ornamental purpose.
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