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Polyscias filicifolia ‘Marginata’

Fern-leaf aralia

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Features

  • Height2m
  • Growth HabitUpright oval
  • Flower ColourWhite green
  • Leaf ColourBright green rimmed white

Description

Polyscias filicifolia ‘Marginata’ (Fern-leaf aralia). This sparsely branched, evergreen bears small, oval to lance-shaped, serrated bright green leaflets with white edges.

Characteristics

Evergreen, Fragrant

Origin

S. Malaysia, Pacific

Interest and use

Grown for their foliage.

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Needs

  • LightPart shade
  • HardinessFrost tender (min 5°C)
  • SoilWell drained, Humus-rich
  • Soil pH6.0 to 7.0
  • WaterSemi-moist

Cultivation

Grow in a warm-temperate to tropical climates with plenty of water. They prefer well-drained, humus-rich soil and partial-shade. You can propagate from seeds in the spring or cuttings in summer.

Propagation

You can propagate from seeds in the spring or cuttings in summer.

Pests, diseases or disorders

Prone to red spider mite, mealy bugs, root knot eelworms under glass.

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