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Aralia Care

Popular houseplants for more than a century, Aralia plants are known for their graceful, long, serrated leaves. They will flourish near a sunny window with bright to moderate indirect light.

How to care for your Aralia

Use these instructions to care for an Aralia. This guide will tell you how to water an Aralia; its light, temperature, humidity preferences and any additional care it might need to help it grow.

Aralia Bianca

LIGHT

Your Aralia Bianca will do best in bright indirect light, but will also tolerate low to medium light conditions.   

WATER

Water when the top 50% of the soil is dry. Water until liquid flows through the drainage hole at the bottom of the pot and discard any water that has accumulated in the saucer.

HUMIDITY

Your Aralia Bianca will love a boost in humidity from time to time but will tolerate average household humidity. If the air gets too dry in the winter, your plant may start to drop leaves. Increase humidity by misting your plant, placing a humidifier nearby, or using a pebble tray. Another way to increase relative humidity is to group several humidity-loving plants together in a small area, creating a micro-climate.   

TEMPERATURE

Average indoor temperatures are great for your Aralia Bianca–between 60-80 degrees. If exposed to temperatures below 60 degrees, it will quickly start dropping leaves. Keep your Aralia away from cold drafts and windows during the winter for the best results.    

FOOD

Feed once every other month during the spring and summer with a liquid fertilizer for indoor plants.

TOXICITY

Aralias are mildly toxic to humans and pets. Ingestion can lead to gastrointestinal irritation, nausea, vomiting and diarrhea.

ADDITIONAL CARE

Aralia plants are sensitive to being moved too often–if you have to move it around in your home, do so gradually. Any sudden changes can shock it and cause leaves to drop.

Threadleaf Aralia

LIGHT

Your Aralia Bianca will do best in bright indirect light, but will also tolerate low to medium light conditions.

WATER

Water when the top 50% of the soil is dry. Water until liquid flows through the drainage hole at the bottom of the pot and discard any water that has accumulated in the saucer.

HUMIDITY

Like other popular indoor plants, your Threadleaf Aralia appreciates humidity. Feel free to mist your plant occasionally to keep it happy.

TEMPERATURE

The Threadleaf Aralia is comfortable at ordinary room temperatures between 65 and 85 degrees. Do not expose it to temperatures below 60 degrees because cold air will damage the foliage.

FOOD

Feed once every other month during the spring and summer with a liquid fertilizer for indoor plants.

TOXICITY

Relatively low toxicity to pets and humans. Typically, ingestion will cause mild mouth and low stomach irritation.

ADDITIONAL CARE

Aralia plants are sensitive to being moved. If you have to move your plant around, do so gradually. Any sudden changes can cause leaves to drop.

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What's an Aralia?

Botanical Classification: Araliaceae (family)

About

Aralias have been popular houseplants for more than a century. They’re easy to grow and are loved for their alluring foliage–the long, narrow, serrated leaves. 

Your Aralia will flourish near a sunny window where it can receive bright to moderate indirect light. This plant is relatively low-care but will appreciate regular watering and misting.

Fun Fact

The leaves of the Threadleaf Aralia bear a resemblance to the leaves of a plant of the, shall we say, psychoactive variety.

Pictured Left: Threadleaf Aralia
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Don’t be alarmed if your Aralia drops a few leaves while adjusting to its new environment. Aralia plants are sensitive to environment and temperature changes. Give it a few weeks to adjust and it should stop shedding leaves.
- Plant Mom

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