Looking for an unusual but striking tropical office plant that you will not see in the big box stores? Consider one of the many species of Aralia.
Aralias tolerate medium light, but prefer good, indirect light. Good drainage is critical, as the roots will rot easily. Use a very light, highly porous soil. This plant needs to be kept slightly moist at all times. Issues with leaf drop are usually related to humidity; aralias will not tolerate dry air. They can handle high temperatures, as long as the humidity is high as well. When the environment is too dry, spider mites can quickly become a problem.
Regular pruning is important to keep the foliage full. New leaves regenerate quickly from cut branches. Fertilize regularly from early spring until late fall.
Each plant measures between 50 and 80cm in height from soil level.
For WA, NT and Tas customers, an additional fee of $10 per order is applicable due to the requirements associated with quarantine compliance, including chemical treatment. Separate and additional costs are also charged by respective Departments of Biosecurity in WA, Tas and NT to inspect these plants upon their arrival. For more information on this, please check out the information on the FAQ section on this website and/or contact us direct.