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Scientific Name: Polyscias fruticosa
Pronunciation: pol-ISS-skee-as froo-tih-KOE-zuh
Common Name: Ming aralia
Family Name: Araliaceae
Plant Type: Indoor foliage plant
Key ID Features: Leaves pinnately compound, 1-5(-7); leaflets ovate to lanceolate, margins toothed with narrow points.
Course(s): HORT 1193/1293

Habit: Upright
Form: Oval - vertical
Texture: Medium
Mature Size:
Height:1.3 - 2.0m
Spread:0.6 - 1.0m
Origin: S.E. Asia / Japan / China, South Asia / India
Hardiness Rating: Zone 10: (-1 to 4 C)
Soil/ Growing Medium: Well-drained
Water Use: Low, Moderate
Landscape Uses: Indoor plant, Medicinal plant
Additional Info: Google
Ming aralia
Leaf Morphology: Glossary
Form: Compound
Arrangement: Alternate
Texture/ Venation: Soft flexible
Surfaces: Glabrous, Lustrous
Compound Leaf: Odd-pinnate, Tripinnate
Leaf(let) Terms:
Shapes: Lanceolate, Ovate
Apices: Acute
Bases: Attenuate
Margins: Dentate, Lacerate, Spinose

Inflorescence Type: Panicle-like, Umbel
Flower Morphology:Flowers perfect
Number of Petals:5
Corolla Shape:Rotate/stellate
Ovary Position:Inferior
Colour (petals): Not showy, Green-yellow
Flower Time at Peak: Sep
Additional Info: May flower any month.

Fruit Type:
Fruit Colour: White
Fruiting Time:
Bark Morphology: Lightly fissured
Bark or Stem Colour: Brown

Propagation: Softwood cuttings
Plant Care:
Optimal Temp.: High indoor temperature
Light Level:Medium indoor light level
Pest Susceptibility: Mites, Root rot, Scale insects,
(GNH) GreeNHouse
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