Are you excited to know about Aralia Care, if yes, then you are on the right page. Follow these points to care for aralia. Aralia is a wonderful plant. And there is lot of variations among different variety. Sometimes you can even get confused in recognizing them.
But do you what, Agriculture Review have personally made things much easier for you. And after reading this article you will be able to care for your plant very well. Well, before knowing about aralia care let me give you an brief introduction on Aralia plant.
Aralia is not only a name of a plant but it is a name of a genus that have more than 68 species of plant. Lot of species, right? Well this makes it really interesting.
Depending on species Aralia can be perennial herbaceous, shrubs, deciduous or evergreen trees. There is a lot of variation in the leaf shape and plant size that you can sometime get confused between them. Few species of aralia can also be grown in indoor space.
But I have made it easy for you. Moreover, to know about different species of aralia, click on text “Aralia” highlighted in blue just after Introduction heading. In this article I am going to tell about few popular aralia varieties.
Varieties of Aralia
Devil’s Walking Stick ( Aralia spinosa ): This is a deciduous variety of Aralia. This plant produce white flowers throughout summer season in tropical regions. This variety of aralia can grow up to 20 feet. And can grow in plant hardiness zones 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9.
Ming Aralia ( Polyscias fruticosa ): Hurray! You can grow this variety in indoor as well as outdoor space in tropical region. This is one of the most loved Aralia variety for indoor space. Moreover, it is known for beautiful leaves.
This variety can grow up to 7 feet in height.
Angelica Tree ( Aralia elata ): Just like Aralia spinosa this variety also blooms during summer. You can grow this variety in plant hardiness zones 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, and 9. The leaves of angelica tree can grow large up to 3 feet.
California Aralia ( Aralia californica ): It is the most famous variety of Aralia that can grow up to 10 feet tall. Moreover, the leaves of this turn in golden yellow colour during autumn. You can grow this variety in plant hardiness zone 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, and 8.
Aralia Care Guide
To care about any plant, you need to know their specific plant requirements. These requirements are sunlight, watering, fertilizer requirements, pest and disease management. As soon as you learn about these points then it will become very easy for you to care for your plant.
The varieties of aralia that can grow outdoor requires daily direct bright sunlight for at least 6 hours. But indoor varieties such as Ming Aralia can grow in partial shade sunlight.
Just make sure that indoor variety receives indirect sunlight for at least five hours.
Indoor variety of aralia need good amount of soil moisture to grow. Even in winter maintain good amount of moisture in the soil. Whenever the top layer of soil seems drying, apply water gently in the pot.
But outdoor variety doesn’t need such amount of watering. Although I will suggest to apply water only when the top layer of soil becomes dry. During winters, you can reduce watering frequency for outdoor growing variety.
For Aralia I will not suggest adding heavy amount of fertilizers and inorganic fertilizers. For outdoor varieties you can add one to two handful of organic manure after every 45 days.
Moreover add the manure as side dressing and apply water. Aralia doesn’t require much fertilizers to grow. For indoor varieties you can add same amount of organic fertilizer once after every 60 days.