This bonsai looking houseplant is the perfect match for bare corners. There are several varieties of aralia. The Aralia ‘Fabian’ is a favorite and grows up to about 4 feet tall and has a woody trunk resembling that of a miniature tree. Round leaves grow off the stems that emerge from the trunk. The leaves are green on the top and a delightful maroon color on the underside.
Aralias likes high, bright indirect light. The soil should be moderately and consistently moist. Water the plant when the top inch or so of soil feels dry to the touch. Water slowly so the soil has time to absorb the moisture properly. If water rushes out of the pot, this is a clue you should slow down when watering. Aralias will appreciate a monthly snack of a well-balanced fertilizer. Make sure to follow the product label instructions for frequency and strength. You can use the one-on-one time you spend with your plant when watering to check for pests and diseases, especially in the crown of the plant and under the leaves.
Some of our favorites: Aralia ‘Castor,’ Aralia ‘Fabian’
Note: These plants are grown for decorative purposes and are not intended for human or animal consumption
Outstanding Features: Bonsai-like tree with woody trunk, interesting foliage
Moderately and consistently moist
Well-balanced fertilizer throughout the growing season
High,bright, indirect light
Varies depending on the variety
Houseplant; not necessary
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