Dinner Plate Aralia - Plant
Description for Dinner Plate Aralia
A Balfour aralia is an evergreen plant. he distinct leaves of a Balfour Aralia resemble leathery, round, dinner plates about 1 to 2 inches in diameter, which is how the plant got its nickname, the Dinner Plate Aralia.
|Common name||Flower colours||Bloom time||Height||Difficulty|
|Shield Aralia, Plum Aralia, Balfour aralia||Greenish||July to September||2 to 6 m||Easy to grow|
Planting and care
Aralia plants can propagate by stem cuttings or if the stems are thick enough, air layering during the rainy season. Propagating aralia plants is more successful when temperatures are above 21 degrees C.
|Full Sun to Partial Shade||Well-drained soil or a regular potting mix||Medium||15 to 30 degrees C||Apply any organic fertilizer|
Caring for Dinner Plate Aralia
- 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.
Typical uses of Dinner Plate Aralia
Special features: Aralia varieties are ideal for adding softness and texture to indoor spaces.
Culinary use: NA
Ornamental use: The plant is used for an ornamental purpose.
Medicinal use: NA
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