Polyscias scutellaria 'Fabian'
The Aralia Fabian is a beautiful little tree with circular leaves in deep green and maroon. Thanks to its pleasing, regular foliage, this plant is sometimes called 'Dinner Plate Aralia.'
Fabian's upward growth habit is ideal for someone looking for scale with limited space.
Choose from 3 sizes:
Growing pot size: 17cm.
Overall plant height including growing pot:45-55cm
Growing pot size: 21cm.
Overall plant height including growing pot: 80-90cm
Growing pot size: 27cm.
Overall plant height including growing pot: 95-100cm
Key Benefits — Purifying and Humidifying
The plant’s impressive foliage promises to improve air quality, filtering out VOCs including formaldehyde, benzene, trichloroethylene and carbon dioxide.
Plus, Fabian releases 97% of the water you give them into the atmosphere, which will help boost the humidity in your home.
Plant Care Tips: Aralia Fabian
- 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.
- Aralia fabian likes warmth and humidity so, mist it often. The ideal temperatures are between 18 and 26ºC.
- During the growing season, feed it with a houseplant fertiliser once every four watering cycles, and once every six to eight in the colder months.
- If you notice any yellowing, dying leaves or debris, remove them to encourage healthier growth.
- Repotting is recommended once every three years using a ‘Houseplant’ labelled compost and the next sized pot with sufficient drainage.
The Aralia Fabian Story
Where is it from?
Native to Polynesia.
Who is the Aralia Fabian?
- According to feng shui, the Aralia Fabian brings warm positive energy - something we could all benefit from in these strange times.
- 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.
The Aralia ‘Fabian’ name
- The name Polyscias derives from Greek, with 'poly' meaning many and the 'scias' translating to shade, in reference to their growth habits.
- 'Scutellaria' is derived from Latin, translating to 'a small dish, tray or platter", which is in reference to the shape of the calyx.
Is The Aralia Fabian The Right Plant For Me?
The most important thing to remember when growing the Aralia Fabian is to keep it warm, at least 18º, the warmer the better.
This plant does well in most light conditions but thrives in bright indirect light.
So, if you give it the conditions it needs and be careful to not overwater it, Fabian will grow healthily in your home!
Toxicity: This plant is classified as poisonous. Keep it away from nibbly pets and curious children.
How tall does it grow? Up to 2m in height and 0.7m in width. The ultimate height will take between 5 - 10 years to achieve, with 8cm of new growth per season.
*Decorative pots sold separately
This small versatile branching tree will make an excellent addition to your plant collection! Get yours now!
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.
Decorative pot sold separately.