Aralia Ming is a shrub plant with a wide trunk with several branches and oval leaves. Its zen appearance, small size and disconcerting ease of maintenance make the aralia Ming the ideal shrub to place in a home.
- Family: Araliaceae
- Type: shrub
- Origin: Asia, Africa, Pacific
- Color: green, purple
- Exposure: subdued sun
- Flowering : summer
- Soil: soil, water
- Height: from 40 cm to 2 meters
Alocasia is a plant that loves the sun, but can live without it. It is the perfect shrub for places with little sunshine such as offices and basements, as long as it receives at least artificial light. It should not be placed directly under the sun’s rays that will burn its foliage.
Of tropical origin, the aralia Ming withstands heat well. For optimal growth, a temperature between 18 and 22°C (64 to 72°F) is recommended. Thus, the temperature of a house or apartment is ideal. The only thing that the aralia Ming does not like is dry air, it is advisable to spray the foliage if the plant becomes too dry.
During summer and spring, aralia Ming should be watered regularly, but moderately, ideally watering when the soil is dry on the surface. During the winter, preferably wait until the soil is dry for a few centimeters before watering again. It is advisable to water the aralia Ming with water at room temperature earlier than too cold water, thus avoiding inducing unnecessary stress to the shrub.
Repotting is essential if you want your plant to bloom again. The older and larger the plant, the more repotting is needed. In the early stages, repotting every 2 or 3 years is enough. Then it depends on the size of the shrub. When repotting, choose a pot with a slightly larger diameter and make sure that the bottom of the pot is pierced. Be careful, repotting in a pot that is too large will cause the roots to get lost in the soil and the plant may die.