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Aralia Fabian Stump

Polyscias scutellaria

Size: Small
Pot: Eco Planter
Eco Pot

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  • Pet Warning:Toxic To Ingest

  • Care Level:I'm Easy

  • Overall Size: 6" to 7" W 12" to 18" H

The Aralia Fabian stump is an extremely delightful indoor shrub. It has a thick woody stalk with small round leaves, which are green on the top and purple on the bottom. Its name comes from its height — in its natural habitat only grows to a maximum height of four feet. The Aralia Fabian is a low-maintenance house plant perfect for beginners and makes a unique housewarming gift.

Plant - Fabian Aralia Stump Detail
Plant - Fabian Aralia Stump Detail

About Aralia Fabian Stump

According to feng shui, a Fabian Aralia Stump brings the flow of love, energy, and calmness into a room. The leaves on this shrub-like tree plant are a nice contrast with maroon on the undersides and dark green on top. Its columnar shape gives you some vertical eye movement in any room.

Care Level: I'm Easy

Easy to grow and super low maintenance.

Pet Friendly: Warning

Toxic to pets if ingested.


Tropical Pacific Islands.

Fun Facts

The term stump actually refers to the plant’s final height (3’-4’ tall) and not its woody, shrub-like trunk.

Plant - Fabian Aralia Stump Detail

Great For Spaces That…

  • Great for spaces with partial shade patios
  • Great for space with a range of low to high indirect light
  • Great for spaces with bright indirect light
  • Great for spaces with medium indirect light

Polyscias scutellaria 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

    Avoid cold drafts or it could protest and drop its leaves.

  • 10|11

    Outside: Grow in early morning sun (2-4 hours) where nights are above 60°F.

    Indoors: The Fabian Aralia Stump prefers bright, indirect light for at least six hours in a southern, eastern and western windows.

  • Monthly

    Fertilize once a month during the growing spring and summer with a balanced liquid fertilizer or topical granular soil fertilizer. Let the plant rest in the fall and winter.

  • 2 Years

    When receiving the plant, do not repot immediately but wait at least 6-12 months. If the roots are beginning to get crowded and growing through the drainage holes or when they're emerging on the soil surface, it's time to repot.

    Repot in the spring, 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.) Use a well-draining indoor potting mix with perlite to help with drainage.

    Water your plant in the old pot before transferring over and let it sit an hour. Place a piece of screening at the bottom of the container over the drainage hole to secure the soil and allow it to drain. 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.

  • Monthly

    To clean the leaves and alleviate dust particles, give it a shower from above. Fill a watering can with filtered, distilled or tap water that has been sitting for 24 hours. Place the plant in a sink and lightly wash the leaves with a shower spray end watering can. Trim off any brown leaves with sterile scissors. Remove any debris from the soil and replenish soil if needed. Inspect for any insects at this time. Prune suckers that may pop up on the trunk to keep the plant healthy and vigorous. With sterile scissors trim back to the base of each sucker.

  • Stem Cutting

    In the spring or summer, prune softwood cuttings at least 8-10 inches long from the parent plant. Cut the aralia's sucker growth by separating the mother plant's shoots with a knife digging down into the soil to sever.

    Dip the ends in root hormone (mixed in water at a paste consistency) and place in damp, well-draining, moist potting soil mix and tamp down around the stem securing it.

    Use a container that has drainage and is deep enough for the roots to grow. Place the stem at least 1-2 inches down into the soil.

    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.

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