Plant Care Aralia


Also known as

five-leaved aralia


Eleutherococcus sieboldianus

How to care for Aralia


How often to water your Aralia

Water needs for Aralia
0.5 cups
every 9

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 Aralia

Water 0.5 cups every

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

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A plant's growing potential is determined from its location, the time of year, and current local weather.

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Finding light for Aralia in your home

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

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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How to fertilize Aralia

Nutrient, fertilizer, and repotting needs for 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 Aralia after it doubles in size or once a year—whichever comes first.

Care Summary for Aralia



Greg recommends:


0.5 cups every 9 days


< 3ft from a window


Repot after 2x growth

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

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