Balfour Aralia
Polyscias balfouriana

Care advice

Watering guidelines The soil should be kept countinously moist.
Fertilizer suggestions Use Green plant fertilizer (e.g. N14-P6-K8).
Mist requirements Mist every 3 days
Light preferences Prefers half-shady light conditions
Temperature preference Prefers warm constant temperatures through the whole year (average around 22 °C).
pH range 7.9 - 8.5
Acidity preference loves basic conditions
Toxicity irritant


Climate tropical rainforest



Other common names Chicken Gizzard, Black Aralia, Dinner Plate Aralia
Family Araliaceae
Other scientific names Aralia balfouriana, Polyscias scutellaria ‘Balfouriana’


Growth form shrub
Hardiness USDA 10 (plant tolerates a minimum temperature of -1°C)
Flowering true
Flower color
  • green
Leaf color
  • green