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Polyscias fruticosa - Ming Aralia

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Polyscias fruticosa                      

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Common Names: Ming Aralia

Family: Araliaceae

Origin: Central Malaysia 

Growth: Upwards, branching

Light: Bright, indirect

Foot Candles: 175 - 225

Water: Let dry partially before watering

Humidity: 40%+

Temperature: 16°C - 28°C

Soil: Well draining potting mix 

Container: Self-watering planter, pot with drainage

Nutrients: 10-10-10 Monthly  

Propagation: Cuttings

Interiorscape Use: Exotic foliage, bonsai

Common Pests: Mealybugs, Aphids, Spider Mites, Scale, Thrips.

Common Issues: Root rot when overwatered. Pruning keeps it compact.

Comments: This plant features beautiful leaves on rugged bark and will grow in a small clump. Can be trained to be a small forest bonsai or grown as a large specimen for interiorscapes.  

Toxicity: Safe.