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.'
I have a shrubby trunk with thinner shoots carrying masses of circular leaves that are green on top and maroon underneath.
According to feng shui, the Aralia Fabian brings warm positive energy - something we could all benefit from in these strange times.
The Fabian's upward growth-habit is ideal for someone looking for scale with limited space, while its impressive foliage promises to improve air quality, filtering out VOCs including formaldehyde, benzene, trichloroethylene and carbon dioxide.
Plus, the Fabian releases 97% of the water you give them into the atmosphere, which will help boost humidity in your home.
Small: Growing pot size is 17cm. Overall plant height including growing pot is 45-55cm
Large: Growing pot size is 21cm. Overall plant height including growing pot is 95-100cm
Pets: Keep away from nibbly pets
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.