Aralia 'Balfouriana'

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The Balfour Aralia, scientifically known as Aralia Balfouriana, is a captivating tropical plant with a distinctive appearance. Its leaves, reminiscent of dinner plates, showcase a scalloped shape with a diameter ranging from 1 to 2 inches. The foliage of this remarkable plant can exhibit various colorations, including solid green, variegated patterns, or an intriguing combination of deep maroon and dark green hues.Scientific Name: Polyscias scutellaria 'Balfourii' 

Common Names: Polyscias Balf, Aralia Balfouriana

Care Instructions

Light: Thrives in bright, indirect sunlight. Place it near a window with filtered light, but avoid direct sun exposure to prevent leaf damage.

Water: Keep the soil consistently moist but not soggy. Water when the top inch of the soil feels dry. Ensure that the pot has proper drainage to prevent overwatering.

Soil: Use a well-draining potting mix with a mix of peat moss, perlite, and a touch of organic matter. 

Humidity: Aralia appreciate higher humidity levels. To create a suitable environment, consider using a humidity tray, a room humidifier, or mist the plant regularly to keep the air around it comfortably moist.

Temperature: Keep your Aralia in a warm environment. Ideally, maintain temperatures between 65-80°F (18-27°C). Avoid exposing it to drafts or sudden temperature changes.

Fertilizer: Feed your Aralia every 4-6 weeks during the growing season (spring and summer) with a balanced, diluted liquid fertilizer. Reduce or eliminate feeding during the winter months when the plant is less active.

Pet Information: The Aralia Balfour is toxic to pets. The tree contains saponins, which are a type of toxin that can lead to skin irritation within the mouth and gastrointestinal tract once consumed.