Aralia Fruticosa is more tempermental than most house plants but it is a beautiful evergreen shrub that is worth the effort. This plant grows slowly but can eventually reach over 6 feet in height.
Fruticosa thrives in bright, indirect light. It needs about 6 to 8 hours of filtered light per day. Morning sun is good for the plant but the harsh sunlight of the afternoon hours can harm the plant.
Plant this in a well-drained soil and a pot made of clay or terra cotta to help prevent root rot. Drainage should be a priority. Water only when the soil is completely dry and water even less in the winter.
Being very sensitive to humidity and temperature it should be kept at temperatures above 60 degrees Fahrenheit. If needed, a bottom heater can be used. Misting is important to mimic the humidity it is used to. Also, you can place a container or pot filled with pebbles underneath it. Just make sure the water is not touching the bottom of the pot.
Fertilize monthly with a liquid fertilizer from spring through fall. If you notice falling leaves or leaves with a yellow appearance it most likely needs some fertilizer.
Common Name: Polyscias fruticosa, Ming Aralia
Origin: Native to tropical areas from India to Polynesia
Available in 6 inch
Not meant for human or animal consumption.