Plant Care Fabian Aralia

Fabian Aralia

4.3 out of 5 (9 experiences)

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

About Fabian Aralia

Fabian Aralia is a super popular houseplant 🌿 that is isn’t challenging to grow and needs regular watering to thrive. They do best in abundant sunlight ☀ and should be less than 3 feet from a window.

Plant parents describe this plant as easy to propagate and having large, lush leaves with a whopping 1036 being grown with Greg around the world. Check out the reviews below for more details!🌟

Fabian Aralia likes soil that is well draining. Your plant shouldn't need added fertilizers if you repot each time it doubles in size.

Taxonomy

Polyscias scutellaria
Polyscias
Araliaceae
Apiales

Also known as

Dinner Plate Aralia, Fabian Aralia and Polyscias scutellaria.

How to care for Fabian Aralia

💦 Water

How often to water your Fabian Aralia

Water needs for Fabian Aralia
0.5 cups
every 9

Fabian 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 Fabian Aralia

Water 0.5 cups every
9

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

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5"
☀️ Light

Finding light for Fabian Aralia in your home

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

Fabian 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.

Select your region to see how the current weather in your area affects the placement of Fabian Aralia in your home 🏡.

🪴 Nutrients

How to fertilize Fabian Aralia

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

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💡 FAQs
⭐ Difficulty Level

Fabian Aralia is generally easy to care for, though some plant parents report facing challenges with growing it. Check out the reviews down below to read more about their experiences!

Benefits of Growing Fabian Aralia →

Common Fabian Aralia Problems →


💦 Water Needs

Fabian Aralia prefers for the soil to dry out between waterings and should be watered regularly. Use our water calculator to personalize watering recommendations to your environment or download Greg for more advanced recommendations for all of your plants.

Fabian Aralia Water Frequency →

Fabian Aralia Root Rot →


☀️ Sunlight Needs

Fabian Aralia may have difficulty thriving and will drop leaves 🍃 without ample sunlight. Place it less than 3 feet from a window to maximize the potential for growth. Select your region to see how the current weather in your area affects the placement in your home 🏡.

Fabian Aralia Light Requirements →

Fabian Aralia Direct Sunlight Needs & Tolerance →


🐶 🐈 👶 Toxicity

Greg does not have confirmed data on this plant’s toxicity. If you, a family member, or a pet consumes plant material of unknown toxicity, it’s always best to consult a medical professional.

If you or someone else ingested this plant, call Poison Control at US (800) 222-1222. If a pet consumed this plant, contact your veterinarian or the ASPCA at US (888) 426-4435.


💨 Humidity

Fabian Aralia doesn’t require additional humidity. Plants absorb most water through their root system rather than their leaves, so the best way to provide humidity for your plants is through watering the soil.

Fabian Aralia Humidity Needs →


🪴 Soil

Fabian Aralia does best in well-draining soil. A good soil will contain lots of organic matter such as coco coir as well as perlite or vermiculite to help with drainage. Adding a handful of perlite to regular store-bought potting soil should do the trick!

Best Soil Mix for Fabian Aralia →

When and How to Successfully Repot Fabian Aralia →


💩 Fertilizer

Fabian Aralia should be repotted after it doubles in size or once a year, whichever comes first. Fresh potting soil has all the nutrients your plant needs, so as long as it’s refreshed yearly, you shouldn’t need to use fertilizer. Remember, plants get their energy from sunlight, not fertilizer!

How Much and When to Fertilize Fabian Aralia →


🌎 Native Region

Fabian Aralia is native to Pacific Islands.


⬆️ ⬇️ Growth Pattern

Fabian Aralia grows vertically and new growth will emerge from the top of the plant.

How and When to Prune Fabian Aralia →


🌦️ Growing Outdoors

USDA Hardiness Zone
Fabian Aralia can be grown outdoors in USDA Hardiness Zones 10-12. Find your local hardiness zone here.

Fabian Aralia Temperature Tolerance →


🌱 Propagation

Fabian Aralia can be propagated by the stem method. To propagate:

  • Make a cut just above the node. The node is the break in the stem where the leaf emerges.
  • To get the cutting to root, you can either:
    • Place the cutting in water until roots emerge and are ~2” long and then transplant into well-draining soil, or
    • Place the cutting directly into well-draining soil and water when dry.

How to Propagate Fabian Aralia →


🧐 Troubleshooting

When troubleshooting a sad-looking houseplant, start by checking for signs of distress in its leaves, such as yellowing, browning, or drooping, which can indicate overwatering or nutrient deficiencies.

Inspect the soil moisture; too dry or too wet soil can cause problems.

Ensure the plant is getting the right amount of light, as too much or too little can stress it.

Finally, consider environmental factors like temperature and humidity, and adjust care routines accordingly to revive your plant.


Care Summary for Fabian Aralia

Fabian Aralia

Fabian 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

Fabian Aralia has a Easy to propagate plant personality Easy to propagate 2
Fabian Aralia has a Large, lush leaves plant personality Large, lush leaves 2
Fabian Aralia has a Fast grower plant personality Fast grower 2
Fabian Aralia has a Survivor plant personality Survivor 2
Fabian Aralia has a Browns easily plant personality Browns easily 2
Fabian Aralia has a Blooms easily plant personality Blooms easily 1
@Plantsfearme avatar
@@Plantsfearme
leaf-1 4 Plants
xp 259 XP
10/12/2021

Make sure to keep it watered and some sunlight.

Easy to propagate Easy to propagate
@Plantopia avatar
@@Plantopia
leaf-1 152 Plants
xp 10,452 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 24 Plants
xp 4,598 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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