Common Name: Dinner Plate Plant, Ming aralia
Botanical Name: Polyscias balfouriana
Other names: Aralia Balfour
Origin: Pacific Islands
Simple, sweet, and sturdy! Whether it is your home or office, this plant has that special aura which will add a classic feel to any place. This columnar shrub has large green leaves with a beautiful mist of white surrounding pattern. And this fashionable plant does not stop at its beauty, in addition, it is also a great purifier of indoor air and adds moisture to dry places. With good humidity and light conditions, this plant can grow as high as 6 feet. The unique elongated posture of this plant makes it a perfect fit for decorating any empty corner of your living room or bedroom or even your garden.
Growth Habits: Up to 1 - 2 meters high
Soil Requirement: Well drained soil with cocopeat
Watering Schedule: Twice a week
Light condition: Full or partial sunlight
Ideal Temperature: Anywhere between 16 - 29 degree Celsius
Repotting instructions: Frequent repotting is not required. You can repot every two years using fresh soil and a bigger pot.
Suitable Locations: Try to keep this plant at locations where it can receive filtered sunlight like near window, Balcony, windowsill, etc.
• Direct morning sunlight is best for this plant. Try to avoid places of direct hot afternoon sun. • You can prune the plant to keep it in shape. • Showers on the leaves once in a while to keep them clean and healthy. • This plant requires frequent watering but do not overwater it at any point. Let the soil dry a little before watering again. • This plant does not require frequent repotting, but you can change the topsoil annually for healthy & speedy growth.