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Polyscias 'Balfouriana'

Polyscias 'Balfouriana'

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Polyscias scutellaria 'Balfouriana', formerly formerly Aralia scutellaria, is an elegant indoor plant known for its graceful, feathery foliage. The leaves of 'Balfouriana' are dark green and deeply divided, giving the plant a delicate and airy appearance. This Polyscias variety grows in an upright habit and can reach heights of several feet when fully mature. It thrives in moderate to bright, indirect light and prefers well-draining soil. With its attractive foliage and easy-care nature, 'Balfouriana' adds a touch of sophistication and greenery to any indoor space.

Botanical & Common Names

Botanical: Polyscias scutellaria (formerly Aralia scutellaria)

Common: the shield aralia, or plum aralia, Polyscias Balf, Aralia Balfouriana

Necessary Care Tips

  • Light: Bright Indirect
  • Ideal Temperature: 60-75°F
  • Humidity: Medium
  • Water: When the top 2 inches of soil are dry
  • Fertilize: Once a month during the growing season with a balanced fertilizer diluted to half strength
  • Preferred Soil: Well-Draining Potting Mix

Advanced Care Tips

  • Prefers bright, indirect light but can tolerate lower light conditions.
  • Prune to maintain shape and remove any dead or damaged leaves. Can be pruned back hard if it becomes too leggy.

Plant Insights

  • Member of the Araliaceae family, commonly known as the Aralia or Ivy family, is a diverse family of flowering plants that includes over 1,450 species.
  • The Polyscias fruticosa is native to the Pacific Islands, including regions like Polynesia and Micronesia.
  • The Ming Aralia is known for its air-purifying qualities and can help remove pollutants like formaldehyde and benzene from the air.
  • It's a member of the Araliaceae family and is closely related to ivy.
  • Unsafe / Toxic
  • Low Maintenance

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