A beautiful tree with circular leaves in deep green and maroon!
Aralia Fabian's upward growth habit is ideal for someone looking for scale with limited space. Thanks to its pleasing, regular foliage, this plant is sometimes called 'Dinner Plate Aralia.' The latin name Polyscias derives from Greek, with 'poly' meaning many and the 'scias' translating to shade, in reference to slow growth. Scutellaria' is derived from Latin, translating to 'a small dish, tray or platter", which is in reference to the shape of the calyx. The Fabian releases 97% of the water you give them into the atmosphere, which will help boost the humidity in your home.
The plant is purifying and humidifying, which makes them ideal for your bed room
The plant’s impressive foliage promises to improve air quality, filtering out VOCs including formaldehyde, benzene, trichloroethylene and carbon dioxide
It is a slow growing plant so ideal for a smaller place
According to Feng Shui, the Aralia Fabian brings warm positive energy
Perfect plant for a light and bright room with indirect light
Ideal house plant for a warm home
Aralia Fabian Care Guide
Place the plant in an area with around 2 hours of morning or evening sunlight; be careful with over-exposure as this could scorch the leaves
Once around a third of the soil starts to dry, give the plant a good soak and let the excess water drain; always use lukewarm filtered water as the roots systems can be sensitive to temperature change
The ideal temperatures are between 18 and 26 ºC
During the growing season, feed it with a house plant fertiliser once every four watering cycles, and once every six to eight in the colder months
Propagation: Remove the suckers that form on the main trunk, if you want upward the growth Soil:Repotting is recommended once every three years using a 'Houseplant' labelled compost and the next sized pot with sufficient drainage
Mist the Aralia Fabian often, up to 3 times a day to avoid pests; if you notice any yellowing, dying leaves or debris, remove them to encourage healthier growth
Aralia Fabian General Information
Its native to Polynesia as well as India and South America
Although Polyscias will produce small clusters of white flowers during spring or summer, it's highly unusual for them to bloom in a domestic environment
Up to 2m in height and 0.7m in width. The ultimate height will take between 5 - 10 years to achieve, with about 8 cm of new growth per season.