The Polyscias, also known as Aralia, is native to Pacific islands. A Polyscias is a characteristic tree that likes to be in a shady place and needs little water. Polyscias literally means "Lots of shade" in Greek. This houseplant has the property that leaves grow all over the 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 can be kept slightly moist, but like many green houseplants, the Polyscias does not like wet feet. It is better to water a little more often than a lot at once.
It is important to keep an eye on the soil "after purchase". Occasionally put your finger in the ground to feel how quickly the soil dries up. The amount of water consumed depends on the size of the plants and the location. The faster dry the more watering.
The Polyscias prefers rainwater to tap water. Tap water often contains too much lime, which can cause the leaves to turn white.
Your house plant Polyscias likes to be watered very regularly. On the one hand to keep the ornamental value high and on the other hand spraying has a preventive effect against diseases. The dust is also removed from the leaves, so that the leaves can catch light better.
The Polyscias feels at home in a shady place. The houseplant does not like direct sunlight. It is preferable not to place the plant near the heating or convector pit, because of the too dry air.
After purchase, find a suitable place for your plant and prefer not to move it. The polyscias don't like changes.
The best place to put the plant is:
3 to 4 meters south side
2 to 3 meters east or west side
0 to 1 meter north side
Preferably prune the houseplant every year, this keeps it compact. Pruning is best done in the spring or summer.
Use Pokon green plant food. Read the instructions on the packaging. Like most plants, it is not necessary to feed the Polyscias in the fall or winter. The houseplant is then at rest.
If a leaf falls off the Polyscias, this is not a cause for alarm. However, if a lot of leaves fall off, you should take another critical look at the location. The air around the plant will then be too dry, which indicates heating or a convector pit nearby. Find another place!
If the air is too dry, brown edges can appear on the leaves.
Again, due to too dry air, your Polyscias is sensitive to spider mites, shield or aphids. Reduce this chance by spraying regularly. Spider mite can be removed by a hard jet of water. For shield and aphid it is advised to use a pesticide as soon as possible.
The Polyscias is modest, but can reach a height of 1 to 1.5 meters.