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Polyscias 'Ming Stump'

Polyscias 'Ming Stump'

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The Polyscias fruticosa 'Ming Stump' is an intriguing and characterful houseplant, renowned for its stump-like base and lush, green foliage that extends outward, creating a canopy effect. With an upright and structured growth habit, this plant's leaves radiate beautifully from the central stem. The 'Ming Stump' typically reaches a height of approximately 3-4 feet at full maturity, depending on its growing conditions.

    Botanical & Common Names

    Botanical: Polyscias fruticosa (formerly Aralia fruticosa)

    Common: Ming Stump, Ming Aralia

    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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