Common name: Dinner Plate Aralia | Shield Aralia
Native to: Southwest Pacific Islands
Description: A delightfully stocky plant with a tree-like appearance, the thick woody stem of this Aralia brings the feel of outdoors inside. The orbiculate leaves are pleasingly glossy. Simply a great tropical plant and a lovely focal point. Can grow to 4ft indoors.
*** Plant height on delivery: Approx. 70cm with pot ***
Light: Light shade.
Water: Let the potting mix almost dry out before watering with room-temperature water. Ensuring the water has reached root level and allow it to drain away. Better to keep them on the dry side than overwatered. (Ideally rainwater is best, or tapwater that has been left to stand.)
Temperature: These plants enjoy typical indoor temperatures (18-29°C / 64-84 F)
Humidity: Aralias like moderate to high humidity. Dry air may cause leaf browning,
Fertiliser: Once the plant has acclimatised to its position, a weak solution of general houseplant fertiliser can be applied every 6 weeks throughout summer.
Potting mix: We pot our Aralias are potted in humus-rich, slightly alkaline soil.
Notes: The genus name 'Polyscias' is from the Greek poly meaning 'many' and skias meaning 'canopy' - as the leaves are usually compound and numerous.
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