Fertilizer: Feed an Aralia Plant every other month with a plant food high in nitrogen. Always dilute the plant fertilizer to 1/2 the recommended strength.
Temperature: Aralia Plants like basic household temperatures between 65-80 degrees.
Humidity: High humidity helps Aralia Plants grow better. Dry air, due to low humidity, is one of the reasons Aralia Plants drop leaves.
Flowering: Although an Aralia Plants don’t produce flowers indoors, Aralias can be trained to be a lovely bonsai Plant.
Pests: Aralia Plants attract numerous houseplant pests especially mealybugs, scale, spider mites, and Aphids. Spraying the plant with a biodegradable soap and water mixture helps prevent plant pest infestations.
Diseases: Root -rot, caused by over-watering, is the main plant disease affecting Aralia plants.
Soil: Aralia Plants need 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.
Pot Size: Keep Aralia plants in small pots so the soil dries out quickly and the plant doesn’t develop root-rot.
Pruning:Prune the tips of an Aralia Plant to keep the plant full.
Propagation: Aralia Plants are propagated by stem cuttings or, if the stems are thick enough, air layering. Propagating Aralia Plants is more successful when temperatures are above 70 degrees.