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  • Aralia Ming

Aralia Ming Plant (Polyscias fruticosa)

  • As shown: 10"Pot
  • Deluxe: 10"Pot

The aralia plants are a nice diversion from the traditional well known and widely used dracaenas and palms. They are perfect for the dark and warm corners of the office or living quarters. Think of the lacy, rounded or spinach shaped leaves. How about that color variation that ranges from green, white, gold and cream. The trunks of the specimen for the aralia plants are thick, woody and curving which gives it a unique and spacious look.

When they are still small and growing, aralia plant can make the perfect and best table plant. But as it grows, it is best suited for the floor. But don't be tricked, this is not a take-home plant for the novice enthusiasts of plants. This is because it's unforgiving and quickly drops leaves at the slightest hint of lack of maintenance. The aralia plant is highly poisonous and should be kept away from the pets and children.

Ming Aralias also known as Polyscias fruticosa, are small to medium indoor shrub or dwarf trees and are ideal for office corners, living rooms or any indoor spaces that could use a touch of nature. The slow growing Aralia shrub could grow up to 1-2 meters in an ideal indoor space. This easy to care office plant originated from India therefor, Aralia dwarf tree enjoys warm environments such as living rooms, kitchens or bedrooms. Aralia shrub has long leaves that are further divided into irregular leaflets. Ming Aralia shrub is highly sensitive to change of condition and tends to drop its leaves quickly in case of sudden environmental change.

Temperature: Aralia shrub loves warm environments such as office spaces and living rooms, during winter time keep temperature above 55 Fahrenheit.

Light: Aralia plant loves bright spaces, but easily adapts to light shades.  Keep away from direct sunlight.

Water: During Spring, summer and fall Aralia plant needs moderate watering, however during winter time Aralia plant could use more frequent watering.

Repotting:  It is recommended that you change your Aralia plant’s pot every two years during spring.


·      Balfour aralia plants have a preference to bright indirect light but they can still survive in low light areas should they not be over-watered.

·      Allow half of the pot to dry before watering the plant as the fine roots makes over-watering easy. Also, in winter and when exposed to low light, water it with little water less often than normal.

·      Use a plant food that is high in nitrogen levels and diluted half the recommended strength to fertilize aralia plants. 

·      The plant can work and sustain healthy leaves and flowers with the basic household temperature of between 60-85 degrees

·      Aralia plants require high humidity to grow better. Dry air caused by low humidity makes aralias drop their lives.

·      These particular plants do not flower when used as houseplants, but through training, they can be perfect bonsai plants.

·      Houseplant pests such as mealy bugs, scales, spider mites, and aphids will often attack aralia plants. This kind of infestations can be avoided by spraying the plant regularly with a mixture of biodegradable soap and water regularly.

·      Aside from the normal root rot caused by over-watering, aralia plants tend to have high resistance to most of the houseplant diseases. 

·      Although it may look like such a big plant, aralia plants work best with bound roots. Therefore small pots are perfect, plus they are useful in quick drying of the soil hence avoiding over-watering.

·      Peat based well aerated light soil, that can drain quickly in a way that doesn't allow too much accumulation of water in them, is preferable when it comes to aralia plants planting.

·      The tips of the aralia plant should be pruned to ensure that it remains full in a way that promotes new growth

·      The propagation of the aralia plants is done through stem cutting. It can also be achieved through air layering should the stems be thick enough. The rate of success in the propagation of aralia is increased when temperatures are maintained above 70 degrees.

·      The plant is poisonous with level 2 toxicity. It contains saponins that result in gastrointestinal irritation, nausea, vomiting, and diarrhea.




What is causing the dropping of the branches on my aralia plant?

Insufficient lighting may lead to the development of the weak and drooping branches or aralia plants. To rectify this, the first step is to move the plant to a brighter location. Sometimes it could be as a result of over-watering which leads to signs and symptoms of root rot.  

Why my usually healthy aralia plant is suddenly started to drop leaves?

Leaves dropping is a common phenomenon is more leaves are growing back with each passing year. But if more leaves are falling with no registration of new growth, there is a problem. The most serious case here will be over-watering. 


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Aralia Ming

  • Product Code: KZ502-35
  • Availability: In Stock
  • $298.99

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