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Aralia Care

Posted by Hulya Mehmet on

Popular houseplants for more than a century, Aralia plants are known for their graceful, long, serrated leaves. They will flourish near a sunny window with bright to moderate indirect light.

 

Light

Your Aralia will do best in bright indirect light, but will also tolerate low to medium light conditions.

Water

Water when the top 50% of the soil is dry. Water until liquid flows through the drainage hole at the bottom of the pot and discard any water that has accumulated in the saucer.

Humidity

Your Aralia will love a boost in humidity from time to time but will tolerate average household humidity. If the air gets too dry in the winter, your plant may start to drop leaves. Increase humidity by misting your plant, placing a humidifier nearby, or using a pebble tray. Another way to increase relative humidity is to group several humidity-loving plants together in a small area, creating a micro-climate.

Temperature

Average indoor temperatures are great for your Aralia –between 15-25 degrees. If exposed to temperatures below 15 degrees, it will quickly start dropping leaves. Keep your Aralia away from cold drafts and windows during the winter for the best results.

Food

Feed once every other month during the spring and summer with a liquid fertilizer for indoor plants.

Toxicity

Aralias are mildly toxic to humans and pets. Ingestion can lead to gastrointestinal irritation, nausea, vomiting and diarrhea.

Additional Care

Aralia plants are sensitive to being moved too often–if you have to move it around in your home, do so gradually. Any sudden changes can shock it and cause leaves to drop.


 

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