English name:Aralia Fabian
Latin name:Polyscias scutellaria 'Fabian'
I have a shrubby trunk with thinner shoots carrying masses of circular leaves that are green on top and maroon underneath.
Useful to know:
I originate on the islands of Polynesia as well as India and South America.
My tree-like appearance is a little misleading. I can grow to between three and four feet but I'm unlikely to get bigger than that.
I like bright, indirect light best but also a bit of sunshine.
I have a shallow root system so can be prone to root rot. Keep my soil fairly moist but sit me on pebbles inside my pot so I am not sitting in water.
I like the warm so must not be up against a cold winter window or my leaves will drop. Mist me often, up to 3 times a day.!
Feed once a month with a balanced fertiliser during the growing period.
Remove the suckers that form on my main trunk, if you want upward growth.
Mist me often, up to 3 times a day!.
Keep away from children and pets. Don't eat me.
The word 'Polyscias' comes from the Greek words, 'poly', meaning many, and 'skias', meaning shade, in reference to my round foliage.