Potting-mix: Aralia requires well-drained potting soil with enough "heft" to hold the plant in place. A mixture of soil & sand/ perlite + compost can be used. Alternatively one can use a soilless mixture that contains pine bark or sphagnum peat moss as its organic component, and a light component for better drainage, such as perlite or vermiculite. Should be always started in a ceramic pot. The plant loves moisture around it, hence it should be kept where the shade of plants is there or pot can be placed on a tray filled with pebbles and water. If exposed to dry air the leaves start to fall. The soil should be well-drained & porous.
Watering: 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. In low light conditions, an aralia may need water as little as every 2-3 weeks. In summers better to give water every 2-3 days.
Lighting: Bright light, no darkness, but not direct sunlight especially no afternoon sun. 1-2 hours of sunlight is ok, but the best is to keep in shade.
Propagation: Cuttings can be propagated during September, February or rainy season when moisture is high. Out of 8-10 cutting, 2-3 only sprout so a pack. 7-10 should be put together. Cutting should be like a finger. The hole in the pot should not be stopped or chocked.
Fertilization – NPK equal amount, light dosing + organic fertilizer. NPK should be given every 15 days. Cow dung manure should be given twice a year.
Leaves start to fall when transported, hence the plant should not be repotted at least 10 days after getting them.
Plant Size: 1 inch to 2 inch
Plant Spread: 4 inches to 8 inch
Pot Size: 5 inch
Weight: 300-450 gm
Max reachable height: up to 12 feet
Air purifier: Yes
Common name(s): Aralia Miniature White (Small), spinach leaf, Polysciasguilfoylei variegated, Geranium aralia.
Bloom time: Ornamental varieties hardly bloom