Lace Aralia (Polyscias guilfoyei)

Lace Aralia (Polyscias guilfoyei)

$15.00 inc. GST

Pot Measurements : Approx. 14.5cm(Ø) x 12cm(H)

Soil

  • These tropical plants grow best in well-drained, loamy, rich, acidic potting mix.
  • A standard potting mix with some additional perlite added works well for container grown plants.

Light

  • In an indoor setting aralias like very bright, indirect lighting. When choosing an indoor location, look to a north window.
  • The plants enjoy morning sun. Avoid full sun for indoor plants. If kept outdoors during the warmer months, most Polyscias do well in partial shade to full sun.

Water

  • When watering your Aralia plant indoors, keep a close eye on the soil.
  • When it is nearly dry, provide a thorough, deep watering.
  • Do not allow the plant to stand in water, and do not allow the soil to become completely dry.

Humidity & Temperature

  • These tropical plants enjoy high humidity, so it’s a good idea to set your container on a pebble tray to keep the ambient moisture levels high.
  • Some recommend daily misting as a good practice but I have not found the need. Keep the room temperature above 60° degrees Fahrenheit.

Pruning & Grooming

  • The plant reaches a maximum height of about eight feet tall and has a spread of two or three feet.
  • Unless you have unlimited space, it’s a good idea to keep indoor plants’ size under control with regular pruning of the branch tips.
  • This practice also encourages the plant to grow in a more bushy, dense manner. Use the cuttings to propagate more plants.

Flowers

  • The flowers grow in inflorescences of about six inches in length. In the wild, in the tropics flowers develop into a drupe.
  • Flowering is very unlikely to happen when the plant is cared for as a houseplant or in a less-than-tropical outdoor setting.

Acclimation

  • Aralias make wonderful indoor plants once they are acclimated to their new surrounds.
  • Much like the Ficus benjamina expect your polyscias to drop a large mass of leaves when moving indoors.
  • Be patient, DO NOT start watering heavy and fertilizing.
  • Give the plant time to adjust to its new surroundings, lighting conditions and humidity levels.

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