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65 - 90cm Polyscias Fabian Plant 19cm Pot House Plant

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£69.99 £29.99

Delivery Time: Delivered within 1-2 working days. £6.99 for Unlimited Plants

The Polyscias Fabian, also known as the Aralia Fabian Stump, is a beautiful, leafy indoor plant known for its rounded, shiny leaves. Native to the Pacific islands, it thrives in tropical conditions, but with the right care, it can thrive in homes or offices too. Here's a detailed guide on how to care for your Polyscias Fabian:

1. Light: Polyscias Fabian prefers bright, indirect light. However, it can tolerate lower light conditions. Avoid placing it in direct sunlight as this can scorch its leaves. A north or east-facing window would be ideal.

2. Temperature: This plant prefers warmer temperatures, ideally between 60°F (15°C) and 85°F (29°C). Keep it away from drafts and sudden temperature changes, as it doesn't tolerate cold very well.

3. Humidity: Being a tropical plant, the Polyscias Fabian enjoys higher humidity. You can maintain an optimal humidity level by misting the leaves with water, placing a tray of water near the plant, or using a humidifier. However, it's typically quite tolerant and can survive in lower humidity environments as well.

4. Watering: Water your Polyscias Fabian when the top inch of soil becomes dry to the touch. Avoid overwatering as this can lead to root rot. Underwatering can cause the leaves to drop. As a rule of thumb, it's better to underwater than overwater. In winter, when growth slows down, reduce watering.

5. Soil: A well-draining potting soil is essential for the health of your Polyscias Fabian. A general-purpose potting mix with added perlite or sand to aid drainage should work well. Make sure the pot you choose has good drainage holes to prevent waterlogging.

6. Fertilizer: During the growing season (spring and summer), you can feed your plant with a balanced houseplant fertilizer every month or so. Do not fertilize in the winter when the plant's growth slows down.

7. Pruning: Polyscias Fabian can be pruned to maintain its shape and size. Use a clean, sharp pair of gardening scissors to prune back any overgrown or unwanted branches.

8. Propagation: This plant is typically propagated by stem cuttings. Simply cut a stem with several leaves, allow it to dry for a couple of days, and then plant it in well-draining soil.

9. Potential Issues: Keep an eye out for common pests like spider mites, scale, and mealybugs. If infested, you can use an insecticidal soap or neem oil to treat your plant. Yellowing leaves can be a sign of overwatering, while brown, crispy leaves can indicate low humidity or underwatering.

By following these guidelines, you can keep your Polyscias Fabian healthy and happy. Remember, every plant is unique and might not adhere strictly to these guidelines. It's important to observe your plant and adjust your care routine as necessary.

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Our custom made boxes are perfect for transporting your new plants straight from our Yorkshire tropical nursery direct to your door. We use a next day DHL service as standard, allowing plants to be delivered as fast as possible.

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  • Plants are supplied in plastic nursery pots unless stated in the product title.

  • Plants are not for consumption unless stated as edible.

  • Plant heights can fluctuate +/- 10%.

  • Our plants are kept at our tropical nursery in Yorkshire where we maintain an average temperature of 18c.

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