ARALIA FABIAN (Polyscias scutellaria)
Light: Prefers moderate to bright, indirect light but can adapt to shade. Avoid direct sunlight.
Water: Water when the soil has become slightly dry at the top. Better to keep them slightly dry than to over water. Use soft water if possible.
Temperature: Likes things warm, so anything above 15°C, ideally 18-29°C.
Humidity: Prefers moderate to high humidity levels. Dry air may cause leaf drop. Use a pebble tray or water surround and mist regularly. Ideal for kitchens and bathrooms.
Feed: Feed once a month with a balanced fertiliser during the growing period.
Care tips: Prune in summer to maintain shape and develop thicker trunks. Pinch out leaves to encourage branching. Lower leaves can drop in the colder seasons, revealing more of the attractive trunk feature.
Height and Growth Rate: Ultimate height 1-2m. Slow growing once established.
Toxicity: May be considered toxic. Keep away from pets and children to be on the safe side.