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Parsley Aralia Polyscias fruticosa 'Elegans'

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pol-ISS-skee-as froo-tih-KOH-suh ELL-eh-ganz
Description

Parsley Aralia is an evergreen shrub from the Pacific Islands with curled leaves resembling parsley. As with all aralias, it is grown for the attractive foliage as they rarely bloom as a houseplant. 

Provide this plant with fertile well-drained potting soil in a pot with several drainage holes and allow the soil to dry before thoroughly watering it. Provide bright light or morning sun and prune as needed to shape and control the size. Stem cuttings can be rooted. They can also be used in bonsai.

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  • Attributes:
    Genus:
    Polyscias
    Species:
    fruticosa
    Family:
    Araliaceae
    Life Cycle:
    Perennial
    Woody
    Recommended Propagation Strategy:
    Stem Cutting
    Dimensions:
    Height: 2 ft. 0 in. - 5 ft. 0 in.
    Width: 1 ft. 0 in. - 4 ft. 0 in.
  • Whole Plant Traits:
    Plant Type:
    Houseplant
    Woody Plant Leaf Characteristics:
    Broadleaf Evergreen
    Habit/Form:
    Erect
    Spreading
    Growth Rate:
    Medium
    Texture:
    Medium
  • 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 Texture:
    Loam (Silt)
    Soil pH:
    Acid (<6.0)
    Neutral (6.0-8.0)
    Soil Drainage:
    Good Drainage
    Moist
    Occasionally Dry
    USDA Plant Hardiness Zone:
    11b, 11a, 12a, 12b
  • Flowers:
    Flower Description:
    Rarely flowers as a house plant
  • Leaves:
    Woody Plant Leaf Characteristics:
    Broadleaf Evergreen
    Leaf Color:
    Green
    Leaf Type:
    Compound (Pinnately , Bipinnately, Palmately)
    Leaf Arrangement:
    Alternate
    Hairs Present:
    No
    Leaf Description:
    Compound alternate green curly leaves with 7 leaflets. Leaflets are opposite.
  • Stem:
    Stem Is Aromatic:
    No
  • Landscape:
    Landscape Location:
    Container
    Houseplants