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Aralia Fabian Stump

Polyscias scutellaria

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  • Pet Warning:Toxic To Ingest

  • Care Level:I'm Easy

  • Approximate Size: 6" to 6" W 12" to 18" H

The Aralia Fabian Stump is an extremely delightful indoor shrub. They have a thick woody stalk with small round leaves, which are green on the top and purple on the bottom. Their name comes from their height — in their natural habitat they only grow 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.

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Aralia Plant Care Guide & Presentation

Aralia Fabian Stump

Aralia Fabian Stump: Overview

The Aralia Fabian Stump (Polyscias scutellaria ‘Fabian’) is a striking houseplant known for its dark green, rounded leaves and sturdy trunk-like stems, giving it a tree-like appearance. It grows upright, reaching 4 feet in height. Belonging to the Araliaceae family, this plant is native to the Pacific Islands. It thrives in hardy plant zones 10-11, making it well-suited for locations characterized by a tropical climate, with average minimum winter temperatures above 30°F-40°F. It’s a low-maintenance plant, perfect for beginners. Beware that the Aralia Fabian tree is toxic to pets if ingested.  

Aralia Fabian: Benefits

  • Aralia Fabian helps improve indoor air quality by removing toxins.
  • Its unique tree-like appearance adds a touch of elegance to any space.
  • Fabian Aralia represents resilience and endurance.
  • Fabian Stump reduces stress by contributing to a calming indoor environment. 

Aralia Fabian Stump: Alternative Names

  • Polyscias scutellaria ‘Fabian’
  • Fabian Aralia
  • Fabian Stump
  • Plum Aralia
  • Shield Aralia
  • Dinner Plate Aralia
  • Polyscias Fabian

Aralia Plant Care Guide

The Aralia Stump is relatively easy to care for, making it a great choice for novice and experienced plant owners.

Light and Temperature

The best-growing condition for an indoor Fabian Aralia stump is a warm, sunny location near a window. Try to position the plant in a spot that provides around half a day of direct sunshine in a room with a temperature of at least 70°Ft. If temperatures drop below this, it could result in leaf drop. Keep the plant away from cold drafts and sudden temperature changes. 

Watering and Humidity

Water your Aralia Fabian plant when the top inch of the soil feels dry. Overwatering can lead to root rot, so ensure the pot has good drainage. This plant prefers moderate to high humidity levels. If the air in your home is dry, consider using a humidifier or placing a water tray near the plant to increase humidity. 

Soil, Feeding, and Repotting 

Use a well-draining potting mix, ideally one formulated for houseplants. Repot the plant every 2 to 3 years or when it becomes root-bound. Choose a pot that is one size larger to allow room for growth. Feed the plant with a balanced, water-soluble fertilizer every four to six weeks during the growing season (spring and summer). 

Pruning and Cleaning

Generally, pruning is unnecessary, but you can trim dead or yellowing leaves to maintain your Aralia Fabian shrub’s appearance. Clean the foliage occasionally to keep it dust-free. This will facilitate photosynthesis and help your plant look its best.


You can propagate your Polyscias Scutellaria from stem cuttings. Use softwood stems that are 8-10 inches long. Dip the cuttings into rooting hormone and plant them in deep enough pots filled with moist potting mix. Place the young plants in a location with bright, indirect sunlight. Roots will develop within 6 to 8 weeks.

Common Issues

Common issues include leaf drop due to sudden fluctuations in temperature or low-light exposure. Yellowing leaves, often caused by overwatering, is another possible issue with your beloved Aralia Fabian Stump. So, follow the correct watering schedule to keep your plant healthy.  

Fabian Aralia: Placement, Companion & Alternative Plants

Enhancing your indoor space with an Aralia Fabian Stump can create a striking focal point and improve its overall ambiance. 

Best Locations & Uses

  • It is ideal for living rooms or offices where it can stand out as a statement piece.
  • Great for bedrooms to improve air quality and create a calming environment.
  • Suitable for plant lovers with no pets, as it’s toxic if ingested.
  • Perfect for novice gardeners due to its easy-care requirements.
  • It can be a beautiful addition to larger spaces, as it’s a relatively large plant with a tree-like structure.

Companion Plants

Complement your Aralia Fabian Stump with the following companion plants.

  • ZZ Plant (Zamioculcas zamiifolia): The ZZ Plant is an excellent low-maintenance indoor plant, so much so that it’s earned a reputation for almost thriving on neglect.
  • Variegated Laurentii Snake Plant (Sansevieria trifasciata ‘Laurentii’): There are a variety of snake plants to choose from, but Sansevieria Laurentii stands out for its remarkable durability and easy-care needs. 
  • Golden Pothos Plant (Epipremnum aureum): The Golden Pothos Plant is almost impossible to kill; it’s a relatively drought-tolerant plant that thrives in medium light.      

Alternative Plants

If you’re looking for pet-friendly options, consider these alternatives offered by Lively Root.

  • Neanthe Bella Palm (Chamaedorea elegans): The Neanthe Bella Palm is a pet-friendly indoor palm tree, which has a lush, tropical appearance and is renowned for its resilience, particularly in low-light conditions.
  • Kangaroo Fern (Microsorum diversifolium): The Kangaroo Fern is a unique fern variety, characterized by its long, arching fronds with dark green, leathery leaves. 
  • Variegated Spider Plant (Chlorophytum comosum): An easy-care plant with air-purifying benefits, the Spider Plant will bring the lush jungles of Southern Africa to your home.

Green up Your Space With An Aralia Plant From LivelyRoot

Transform your indoor space with the Aralia Fabian Stump from Lively Root! Order now and enjoy the benefits of this resilient, elegant houseplant.

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