Plant Care Dinner Plate Aralia

Dinner Plate Aralia

4.3 out of 5 (9 experiences)

Dinner Plate Aralia has a Easy to propagate plant personality Easy to propagate
Dinner Plate Aralia has a Large, lush leaves plant personality Large, lush leaves

Also known as

Balfour Aralia, Balfour Aralia, Fabian Aralia and Polyscias scutellaria.

Taxonomy

Polyscias scutellaria
Polyscias
Araliaceae
Apiales

How to care for Dinner Plate Aralia

Water

How often to water your Dinner Plate Aralia

Water needs for Dinner Plate Aralia
0.5 cups
every 9

Dinner Plate Aralia needs 0.5 cups of water every 9 when it doesn’t get direct sunlight and is potted in a 5" pot.

Use our water calculator to personalize watering recommendations to your environment or download Greg for more advanced recommendations for all of your plants.

Calculate water needs of Dinner Plate Aralia

Water 0.5 cups every
9

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

Select the pot size

5"
Light

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Finding light for Balfour Aralia in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Dinner Plate Aralia: 3ft from a window
3ft or less from
a window

Dinner Plate Aralia may have difficulty thriving, and will drop leaves 🍃, without ample sunlight.

Place it less than 3 feet from a south-facing window to maximize the potential for growth.

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Nutrients

How to fertilize Dinner Plate Aralia

Nutrient, fertilizer, and repotting needs for Dinner Plate Aralia: repot after 2X growth

Most potting soils come with ample nutrients which plants use to produce new growth.

By the time your plant has depleted the nutrients in its soil it’s likely grown enough to need a larger pot anyway.

To replenish this plant's nutrients, repot your Dinner Plate Aralia after it doubles in size or once a year—whichever comes first.

FAQs
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Care Summary for Dinner Plate Aralia

Dinner Plate Aralia

Dinner Plate Aralia


Greg recommends:

Water

0.5 cups every 9 days

Placement

< 3ft from a window

Nutrients

Repot after 2x growth

Based on the 4” pot your plant is in, and that it doesn’t get direct sunlight.

What other plant parents say

Dinner Plate Aralia has a Easy to propagate plant personality Easy to propagate 2
Dinner Plate Aralia has a Large, lush leaves plant personality Large, lush leaves 2
Dinner Plate Aralia has a Fast grower plant personality Fast grower 2
Dinner Plate Aralia has a Survivor plant personality Survivor 2
Dinner Plate Aralia has a Browns easily plant personality Browns easily 2
Dinner Plate Aralia has a Blooms easily plant personality Blooms easily 1
Plantsfearme avatar
@Plantsfearme
leaf-1 6 Plants
xp 240 XP
10/12/2021

Make sure to keep it watered and some sunlight.

Easy to propagate Easy to propagate
Plantopia avatar
@Plantopia
leaf-1 147 Plants
xp 9,288 XP
07/25/2021

Seems hearty, loves humidity and lots of sun.

Large, lush leaves Large, lush leaves
Fast grower Fast grower
Survivor Survivor
Youshbaby avatar
@Youshbaby
leaf-1 1 Plants
xp 140 XP
05/10/2021

I’ve had this aralia for almost a year now it’s still a baby plant. It grows slowly indoors but seeing the leaves get bigger is worth it.
Needs humid warm air. Mine lives in low light and near an A/C and it’s doing just fine.

It’s watered infrequently and thanks to Greg I can remember when to do so. It’s just super dramatic when it’s thirsty 😆

Browns easily Browns easily
Large, lush leaves Large, lush leaves
Plantsong avatar
@Plantsong
leaf-1 35 Plants
xp 4,441 XP
04/04/2021

I’ve had a great time with this plant. The key is to not over water it. If I were you I would get a soil meter to determine if it’s dry or not. Leave the top of the soil dry, water from the bottom.

Fast grower Fast grower
Blooms easily Blooms easily
Plantkingsince2020 avatar
@Plantkingsince2020
leaf-1 4 Plants
xp 212 XP
globe Cranbrook, British Columbia
02/28/2021

Poisonous to cats. Roots are very fragile and over watering can easily kill the plant. When transplanting you need to be very careful

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