How to Care for an Aralia Bianca

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

LIGHT REQUIREMENTS

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

WATER REQUIREMENTS

Your Aralia Bianca likes to be kept on the drier side–water when the top 50% of soil has dried out. Watering too much or letting your plant sit in soggy soil can lead to root rot. Though it prefers dryer soil, your Aralia does not like to dry out completely and appreciates a consistent watering schedule.   

HUMIDITY PREFERENCE

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.   

OPTIMUM TEMPERATURE

Average indoor temperature is great for your Aralia Bianca, as it prefer temperatures 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 best results.    

PLANT FOOD

Your Aralia Bianca doesn’t require much fertilizer. Fertilize it every other month with a general fertilizer diluted to half the recommended strength during the spring and summer months.   

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.

TOXICITY

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