4.3 out of 5 (9 experiences)
Also known as
Balfour Aralia, Balfour Aralia, Dinner Plate Aralia, Fabian Aralia and Polyscias scutellaria.
How to care for Polyscias Scutellaria
Polyscias Scutellaria 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.
Polyscias Scutellaria 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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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 Polyscias Scutellaria after it doubles in size or once a year—whichever comes first.
What other plant parents say
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 😆