The Polyscias, also known as Aralia, occurs naturally on islands in the Pacific Ocean. A Polyscias is a characteristic tree that likes to stand in a shady location and needs little water. Polyscias literally means "much shade" in Greek. This houseplant has the property that leaves grow over the entire branch. Leaves of a Polyscias are green, white or yellow and have a round or heart-shaped appearance. This houseplant is highly recommended for the dark spot in your room or office.
The Polyscias may be kept slightly damp but, like many green house plants, the Polyscias does not like wet feet either. It is better to give a little more water a bit more often than in one go a lot.
It is important to keep an eye on the land after purchase. Put your finger in the ground every now and then to feel how fast the soil dries. The amount of water consumed depends on the size of the plants and the location. The faster dry the more water.
The Polyscias prefers rainwater over tap water. In tap water there is often too much lime so that the leaves can turn white.
Your houseplant Polyscias likes to be sprayed very regularly. On the one hand to keep the decorative value high and on the other hand the spraying works preventively against diseases. The dust is also removed from the leaves, allowing the leaves to catch light better.
The Polyscias feels at home in a shady place. The houseplant does not like direct sunlight. Do not put the plant near the heating or convector well, because of the dry air.
Look for a suitable place for your plant after purchase and do not want to move it. The polyscias does not like changes.
The best place to place the plant is:
3 to 4 meters south side
2 to 3 meters east or west
0 a 1 meter north side
Prune the houseplant preferably every year, this keeps its compact shape. Pruning is best done in spring or summer.
Use Pokon green plants nutrition. Read the instructions for use on the packaging. Like most plants, it is not necessary to feed the Polyscias in the autumn or winter. The houseplant is then at rest.
If a sheet of the Polyscias falls off, this is not a reason for panic. However, if there are a lot of leaves to lose weight then you have to take a critical look at the location. The air around the plant will then be too dry, indicating heating or a floor duct in the neighborhood. Find another place!
Also, when the air is too dry, brown edges may appear on the leaves.
Disease / pests
Again through dry air your Polyscias is sensitive to spider, shield or aphids. Reduce this chance by spraying regularly. Spider can be removed by a hard water jet. For shield and aphids, it is advised to use a pesticide as soon as possible.
The Polyscias is modest, but can be 1 to 1.5 meters high.