Aralia Ming Stump

Polyscias fruticosa

$68.00 $86.00
Size: Small
Pot: Eco Planter
Grower
Ceramic
Eco Pot
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  • Pet Warning:Toxic To Ingest

  • Care Level:I'm Easy

  • Overall Size: 8" to 11" W 18" to 26" H

Totally unique and utterly adorable, our aralia ming stump for delivery will add an eye-catching touch to your home. Its fluffy foliage makes it one of the most distinct shrub plants, with a pale green color on top and deep purple on the bottom. Not only is it easy to care for, it also acts as a natural air purifier.

Plant - Aralia Ming Stump Detail
Aralia Ming Stump

About Aralia Ming Stump

Forget the fountain of youth. This plant may be the next best thing! The root extract from the Polyscias fruticosa can extend the life span! The leaves are also used in a tonic for anti-inflammatory treatments and used as an antibacterial ointment. In Thailand, foodies eat it raw or boiled using dips and curries for added flavor.

Care Level: I'm Easy

Easy to grow and super low maintenance.

Pet Friendly: Warning

Like many houseplants, Mings are not intended for consumption.

Origins

Cultivated in several countries of Southeast Asia and the tropical islands of the Pacific region.

Fun Facts

Though toxic to animals, the Ming Aralia (and we do not recommend this) has long been used in traditional medicine as a tonic, and noted to have anti-inflammation, anti-toxin, antibacterial, and antifungal properties. It is also used against dysentery, neuralgia, rheumatism, and digestion-related ailments.

Plant - Aralia Ming Stump Detail

Great For Spaces That…

  • Great for spaces with partial shade patios
  • Great for spaces with higher ceilings
  • Great for spaces with medium indirect light
  • Great for spaces with shelving or with an upward climbing trellis

Polyscias fruticosa Care Guide

  • Medium

    Prefers moderate to bright, indirect light.

  • Medium

    Allow the top inch or so of soil to dry between watering.

  • Medium

    Can do well in low humidity but does better with humidity.

  • 70 to 70

    Keep the temperature around this plant as consistent as possible to protect its fine root system. Avoid cold drafts near open windows or doors.

  • 10|11

    Outside: Keep it in full shade on a patio out of direct sunlight to prevent leaf burn.

  • Seasonally

    Fertilize your Fabian Ming Stump two to three times a year between the months of March and October in the growing season. In the winter months, it can rest from feeding since the days are shorter and less intense light.

  • 3 Years

    When receiving the Fabian Ming Stump, do not repot immediately but wait at least 6-12 months or if the roots are beginning to get crowded and the roots rise to the soil's surface.

    Water your plant in the old pot an hour before transplanting.

    Repot in the late winter, using a 2" bigger pot to keep the roots drier. (Too big of a pot could cause the soil to dry slower, which is not helpful.) These plants can become top-heavy, so alleviate the danger of falling over by using a heavy pot.

    Place a piece of screening at the bottom of the container over the drainage hole to secure the soil and allow it to drain. Use a well-draining indoor potting mix with perlite, pine bark and sphagnum peat moss to add acidity and to help with drainage.

    Add soil to the bottom to elevate the root ball. Lift the plant and release the roots against the existing planter. Use a clean knife or garden trowel to wedge between the pot and the soil to loosen.

    Inspect the root ball. Notice if there are any dead or rotting roots and trim off with sterile pruners. If the plant is rootbound, cut through the roots to alleviate continued encircling.

    Ensure the plant is sitting about 1" below the edge of the pot to avoid water spillage. Add more soil and backfill around the sides by tamping down. Fill up to the soil line but not over.

    Water thoroughly, leaving the soil damp but not soggy. If settling occurs, add more soil.

    Water well to dampen the soil and let it drain. Remove any water from the saucer and avoid letting it sit in drainage water.

  • Cuttings

    Take a stem cutting between 4-6 inches long with leaves attached with sanitized pruners.

    Dip the cuttings in water, then in a rooting hormone.

    Use a pot with drainage. and place the stem 1-2 inches down into the damp, well-draining, moist potting soil mix and tamp down around the stem securing it.

    Place a clear plastic bag over the cutting to mimic a greenhouse and mist the bag. Set it in bright, indirect sunlight while they are rooting.

    Check the moisture and humidity each day and add misting to keep the soil moist while the roots establish.

    After 6-8 weeks, roots will begin to establish. You can tug onto the stem to ensure the roots are secure.

Aralia Ming Stump

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