Variegated Ming Aralia Stump 6in

SKU: 12023 Category:

Botanical Name: Polyscias Fruticosa 'Variegata'

Cultivar: Variegata

A very popular and easy to grow houseplant, should be placed in a filtered sun or bright light location, but avoid full sun, lacy compound leaves are glossy with a fine texture, an elegant indoor accent plant

Plant Categories: Houseplant

Water Requirements
Dry, Average

Sunlight Requirements
Partial Shade

Plant Height
6 Feet

Plant Width/Spread
3 Feet


Noteworthy Texture

Noteworthy Foliage

Interesting Bark

Out of stock


Growth & Care

Soil PreferenceRich
Growth RateSlow
Recommended Pruning MethodCan Prune At Anytime


Plant FormUpright Spreading
Foliage MarkingsVariegation


Flower FragranceUnscented

Additional Categories

Additional CategoryAralia
Landscape ApplicationAccent, Container


Planting & Growing

When grown indoors, Variegated Ming Aralia can be expected to grow to be about 6 feet tall at maturity, with a spread of 3 feet. It grows at a slow rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for approximately 20 years. This houseplant should be situated in a location that that gets indirect sunlight at most, although it will usually require a more brightly-lit environment than what artificial indoor lighting alone can provide. It prefers dry to average moisture levels with very well-drained soil, and may die if left in standing water for any length of time. This plant should be watered when the surface of the soil gets dry, and will need watering approximately once each week. Be aware that your particular watering schedule may vary depending on its location in the room, the pot size, plant size and other conditions, if in doubt, ask one of our experts in the store for advice. It is particular about its soil conditions, with a strong preference for rich, acidic soil. Contact the store for specific recommendations on pre-mixed potting soil for this plant.

There are many factors that will affect the ultimate height, spread and overall performance of a plant when grown indoors, among them, the size of the pot it's growing in, the amount of light it receives, watering frequency, the pruning regimen and repotting schedule. Use the information described here as a guideline only, individual performance can and will vary. Please contact the store to speak with one of our experts if you are interested in further details concerning recommendations on pot size, watering, pruning, repotting, etc.

Features & Attributes

Variegated Ming Aralia's attractive lobed compound leaves emerge light green, turning green in color with showy creamy white variegation throughout the year on a plant with an upright spreading habit of growth.

This is a dense multi-stemmed evergreen houseplant with an upright spreading habit of growth. Its relatively fine texture sets it apart from other indoor plants with less refined foliage. This plant can be pruned at any time to keep it looking its best.