Too much water, resulting in root rot, is the main reason Aralia Plants die. Allow the top 50% of the soil to dry out before watering an Aralia Plant. In low light conditions, an Aralia Plant may need water as little as every 2-3 weeks.
An Aralia Plant requires very little fertilizer. Feed an Aralia Plant every other month when it’s actively growing with a plant food high in nitrogen at 1/2 the recommended strength.
Aralia Plants prefer temperatures between 60-85 degrees.
High humidity helps Aralia Plants grow. Dry air, due to low humidity, is one of the reasons Aralia Plants drop leaves.
Although an Aralia Plant doesn’t flower, Aralias can be trained to be a lovely bonsai.
Aralia Plants are more pest resistant than many other indoor plants, but they still are bothered by houseplant pests such as Aphids, scale, and spider mites..
Aside from root-rot caused by over-watering, Aralia Plants are fairly resistant to most houseplant diseases.
Plant Aralias in a peat-based, well-aerated, light soil. This type of quick draining potting medium prevents water from accumulating in the soil and causing the roots of an Aralia Plant to disintegrate.
For such a large plant, Aralia Plants do much better when root- bound in a smaller pots. Being in smaller pots also helps the soil dry out faster and prevents over- watering.
Trimming the tips of an Aralia Plant helps promote new growth.