Polyscias or Geranium-leaf Aralia, a native of Brazil, is an evergreen shrub or small tree with a compact habit. It is widely used as for hedges in the tropics.
Polyscias crispatum need full sun to partial shade with warm to intermediate temperatures. We grow ours under 52% shade all year long. A suitable soil mix consists of 1 part peat moss to 2 parts loam to 2 parts sand or perlite. Although the plants are tropical, in nature they should be grown on the dry side. The most common failure with Aralias is over-watering. During the growing season, the plants are fertilized every other week. During the winter months, water the plant carefully and try to avoid cool drafts.
- 150 - 500+ ft. Candles
- Low - medium
- Warm min temp 65°F
- Avoid cold and overwatering