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Shield Aralia Plant (Polyscias Scutellaria)

Shield Aralia Plant (Polyscias scutellaria)

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    • Plant Name: Shield Aralia Plant
    • Scientific name – Polyscias scutellaria
    • Type: Foliage
    • Family: Araliaceae
    • Dispatch in 5-8 days
    • Suitable Location: Indoor
    • Height: 2–6 meters tall
    • Container Type: Pot
    • Country of origin: Pacific Islands

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Description

The shield aralia is also known as Polyscias Scutellaria or plum aralia, is a tropical shrub or small tree reaching 2–6 meters tall. A native of the Southwest Pacific Islands, it’s commonly grown in gardens. This plant is cold sensitive thus grow it in a very protected location.

 

PLANT FEATURES

  • Common name: Shield Aralia
  • Family: Araliaceae
  • Botanical name: Polyscias scutellaria
  • Category: Indoor
  • Type of plant: Perennial
  • Genus: Polyscias
  • Other names: Milkwort, Shield aralia, Plum aralia, Balfour aralia, Dinner plate aralia
  • Native to: Southwest Pacific Islands
  • Height: 60 cm to 2 m
  • Bloom Time: July to September
  • Difficulty Level: Easy to grow

 

HOW TO PLANT SHIELD ARALIA PLANT

  • This plant grow in well-drained, loamy, rich, acidic potting mix soil. They like soil with 6.5 – 6 PH.
  • Allow the top inch of the soil to dry out between the watering. Give water to the shield aralia plant once or twice per week.
  • Shield Aralia plants prefer full sun or partial shade. Around 4 hour sun light is good for this plant. The Shield Aralia plant requires it warm year-round with a winter minimum of 15 °C/59 °F.
  • Fertilize this plant monthly from spring to late summer with a regular liquid chemical.
  • it’s a decent plan to stay indoor plants size in restraint with regular pruning of the branch tips.

 

SHIELD ARALIA PLANT CARE

What to do

  • Aralia plants enjoy high wetness, therefore it is a smart plan to extend wetness level.
  • Aralias ought to be watered totally, however solely when their soil becomes dry
  • Bright to part sunny with morning, evening, or winter sun, the green-leaved cultivars will tolerate light shade.
  • Shield aralias are at risk of infestation by spider mites, aphids, mealybugs, and scale insects. To keep mites at bay, prune and discard infested parts of the plant and rinse the aralia in the shower, washing away bugs.
  • Fertilizing monthly from spring to late summer with a standard liquid fertilizer.
  • Cuttings from an aralia plant within the summer, utilizing the best 10 inches of the plant.
  • Remove squander leaves and stems from time to time.

What to do Not

  • Giving them per day water turns their leaves in brown color.
  • Too much chemical is worse than not enough.
  • Avoid over-supplementation as a combination of excess fertilizers salts and burning roots will significantly affect its overall health.
  • Do not allow this plants in the standing water.
  • Aralia plants enjoy high wetness, therefore it is a smart plan to extend wetness level.
  • If the temperature drops to 70°F or lower will cause this tropical plant’s leaves to lose their color or become yellow color and fall off.

 

INTERESTING FACTS

  • Live plant along with a plastic pot
  • This is a low-maintenance houseplant
  • An excellent air purifier and humidifier for homes
  • Useful for tabletop plants and gift plants, beds & ground covers
  • Best foliage plants & beautiful color texture on leaves
  • This plant is perfect for including delicate quality and surface to indoor spaces.

 

USE OF SHIELD ARALIA PLANT

  • It’s leaves and root will be used as antiseptic and toiletry.
  • Used as a pot plant for indoor and open air enrichment

 

SPECIAL INSTRUCTIONS

  • Watering to your aralia plant inside, keep an in depth eye on the soil. Once it’s nearly dry, give an intensive, deep watering.

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