I have a shrubby trunk with thinner shoots carrying masses of circular leaves that are green on top and maroon underneath.
Useful to know:
I originate on the islands of Polynesia as well as India and South America.
My tree-like appearance is a little misleading. I can grow to between three and four feet but I'm unlikely to get bigger than that.
I like bright, indirect light best but also a bit of sunshine.
I have a shallow root system so can be prone to root rot. Keep my soil fairly moist but sit me on pebbles inside my pot so I am not sitting in water.
I like the warm so must not be up against a cold winter window or my leaves will drop. Mist me often, up to 3 times a day.!
Feed once a month with a balanced fertiliser during the growing period.
Remove the suckers that form on my main trunk, if you want upward growth.
Mist me often, up to 3 times a day!.
Keep away from children and pets. Don't eat me.
The word 'Polyscias' comes from the Greek words, 'poly', meaning many, and 'skias', meaning shade, in reference to my round foliage. Click here to buy Aralia Fabian.
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