Aralia – Balfour

Polyscias-scutellaria-'Balfouriana'
Balfour Aralia Dinner Plate Aralia

A Balfour Aralia is an evergreen plant native to Africa, Asia, Australia, parts of North and Central America, and South America. The distinct leaves of a Balfour Aralia Plant look like leathery, round, dinner plates about 1″- 2″ in diameter which is how it got its nickname, the Dinner Plate Aralia.  The leaves of a Balfour Aralia can range in color from light green to dark green and some varieties have green and cream colored variegated leaves. Aralias are not a good houseplants for beginners since they are easy to over- water resulting in root rot and leaves falling off the plant. These plants are considered poisonous and should be kept away from pets and children. Read more about common houseplants that are poisonous in Don’t Feed Me To Your Cat! A Guide to Poisonous Houseplants