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Polyscias balfouriana

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pol-ISS-see-as bal-for-ee-AH-nuh
This plant has low severity poison characteristics.
See below
Description

Aralia Balfour is a shrub or small tree that rarely flowers in cultivation.  It grows best when kept slightly damp with good humidity.  Mist often.

Susceptible to root rot.

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  • Attributes:
    Genus:
    Polyscias
    Species:
    balfouriana
    Family:
    Araliaceae
    Life Cycle:
    Woody
    Recommended Propagation Strategy:
    Stem Cutting
    Country Or Region Of Origin:
    New Guinea to Queensland
    Play Value:
    Easy to Grow
    Shade
  • Whole Plant Traits:
    Plant Type:
    Houseplant
    Shrub
    Tree
    Woody Plant Leaf Characteristics:
    Deciduous
    Habit/Form:
    Dense
    Erect
    Rounded
    Growth Rate:
    Slow
    Texture:
    Coarse
  • Cultural Conditions:
    Light:
    Full sun (6 or more hours of direct sunlight a day)
    Partial Shade (Direct sunlight only part of the day, 2-6 hours)
    Soil Drainage:
    Moist
    Available Space To Plant:
    3 feet-6 feet
    USDA Plant Hardiness Zone:
    10b, 10a, 11a
  • Flowers:
    Flower Inflorescence:
    Panicle
    Flower Bloom Time:
    Spring
  • Leaves:
    Woody Plant Leaf Characteristics:
    Deciduous
    Leaf Color:
    Green
    Leaf Feel:
    Glossy
    Leathery
    Leaf Value To Gardener:
    Showy
    Leaf Type:
    Simple
    Leaf Margin:
    Crenate
    Hairs Present:
    No
    Leaf Length:
    1-3 inches
    Leaf Description:
    Rounded trifoliate (3 leaflets) leaves with indented (Crenate) edges. Leaflets are ovate.
  • Bark:
    Bark Color:
    Dark Brown
  • Stem:
    Stem Color:
    Gray/Silver
    Green
    Stem Is Aromatic:
    No
    Stem Description:
    Twisting green stems speckled with gray spots
  • Poisonous to Humans:
    Poison Severity:
    Low
    Poison Symptoms:
    Skin irritation
    Poison Toxic Principle:
    Unknown
    Causes Contact Dermatitis:
    Yes
    Poison Part:
    Flowers
    Leaves
    Roots
    Sap/Juice
    Seeds
    Stems