A native of Brazil, is an evergreen shrub or small tree with a compact habit. It reaches about 12 foot in nature and is widely used as for hedges in the tropics. Flowers are small and inconspicuous and are seldom produced outside of 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.
- Varies according to plant selection
- Evenly Moist
- Warm min temp 65°F
- Avoid cold and overwatering