Shield Aralia, Plum Aralia, Balfour Aralia
- Lighting: bright to part sunny with morning, evening or winter sun, the green leaved cultivars will tolerate light shade
- Soil: a regular potting mix
- Watering: allow to moderately dry between the waterings
- Feeding: monthly from spring to late summer with a standard liquid fertilizer,
new bought or recently repotted Aralias don’t need to be fed for the first year
- Temperature: average warmth the year round with a winter minimum of 15 °C/59 °F
- Propagation: cuttings
Lighting: The variegated cultivars do best if located bright or part sunny with some morning, evening or winter sun. The green leaved forms will also tolerate light shade.
Soil: Regular potting mixes for indoor plants can be used.
Watering: Allow the top inch of the soil to dry out between the waterings.
Feeding: From spring to late summer if Polyscias scutellaria is in active growth a standard liquid fertilizer can be given monthly.
Don’t feed fresh bought or recently repotted plants for the first year.
Temperature: The Shield Aralia likes it warm the year round with a winter minimum of 15 °C/59 °F.
Propagation: Polyscias scutellaria can be grown from cuttings.
Polyscias scutellaria is commonly known as Shield Aralia, Plum Aralia or Balfour Aralia. In its natural habitat this tree can reach up to 6 meters in height.