Can You Help ID This Plant?

Hi Judy! This plant I received is not labeled and I am hoping you can help me ID it so I can l care for it properly. Thank you!



It looks like a Balfour Aralia plant; the variety would be Polyscias-scutellaria. 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. Aralias need some extra care and or they will quickly drop leaves. Here’s a picture of a “Dinner Plate” Aralia.

Aralia-POLYSCIAS-SCUTELLARIA-Balfour (Dinner Plate Aralia)

You can find all my care tips on how to grow and maintain an Aralia Plant in the Popular Houseplant section of the website.

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.