Ming Aralia
Polyscias guilfoylei 'Victoriae'

Family: Araliaceae
Genus: Polyscias (pol-ISS-skee-as) (Info)
Species: guilfoylei (gil-FOYL-ee) (Info)
Cultivar: Victoriae

Category:

Shrubs

Tropicals and Tender Perennials

Height:

8-10 ft. (2.4-3 m)

Spacing:

36-48 in. (90-120 cm)

Hardiness:

USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 C (20 F)

USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 C (25 F)

USDA Zone 10a: to -1.1 C (30 F)

USDA Zone 10b: to 1.7 C (35 F)

USDA Zone 11: above 4.5 C (40 F)

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun

Sun to Partial Shade

Danger:

Parts of plant are poisonous if ingested

Bloom Color:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Time:

Unknown - Tell us

Foliage:

Grown for foliage

Evergreen

Variegated

Smooth-Textured

Other details:

This plant is suitable for growing indoors

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Provides winter interest

Suitable for growing in containers

Soil pH requirements:

6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)

6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

7.6 to 7.8 (mildly alkaline)

Patent Information:

Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:

From softwood cuttings

From semi-hardwood cuttings

From hardwood cuttings

By simple layering

By air layering

Seed Collecting:

Unknown - Tell us

Regional

This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Big Pine Key, Florida

Austin, Texas

Gardeners' Notes:

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positive
1
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RatingContent
Neutral

On Jan 21, 2007, Lily_love from Central, AL (Zone 7b) wrote:

I lost my first aralia to frost (didn't bring it in door soon enough), still love the plan however. Like to keep this on my journal so I and others can learn and grow from bad experience.

Positive

On Nov 3, 2006, MotherNature4 from Bartow, FL (Zone 9a) wrote:

Though this is a great houseplant, it grows into a very large shrub outdoors in the tropics. Mine is from cuttings brought back from St. Thomas.