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Rs. 99.00
Common name:
Polyscias Variegata
Indoor Plants, Shrubs
Araliaceae or Arelia family

Polyscias variegata, also known as the variegated aralia, is a beautiful and popular houseplant with variegated leaves. It is a member of the Araliaceae family and is native to the Pacific Islands. Here's a full guide on growing, caring, and benefits of Polyscias variegata:

Growing Polyscias Variegata

  1. Light: Polyscias variegata prefers bright, indirect light, but it can tolerate lower light conditions. Avoid placing it in direct sunlight, as this can scorch the leaves.

  2. Water: Water your Polyscias variegata when the top inch of soil is dry. The soil should be moist but not soggy. Overwatering can lead to root rot, so make sure the pot has good drainage.

  3. Soil: Use a well-draining potting mix that is rich in organic matter. A mix of peat moss, perlite, and vermiculite works well.

  4. Temperature and humidity: Polyscias variegata prefers warm, humid conditions. It does well in temperatures between 65°F and 75°F (18°C to 24°C). It can tolerate lower humidity levels, but it may benefit from being misted regularly.

  5. Fertilizer: Fertilize your Polyscias variegata once a month during the growing season (spring and summer) with a balanced fertilizer. Follow the package instructions for the correct dosage.

  6. Propagation: Polyscias variegata can be propagated through stem cuttings. Take a cutting that is about 6 inches long and has a few leaves. Dip the cut end in rooting hormone and plant it in a well-draining potting mix. Keep the soil moist and warm until the cutting has rooted.

Caring for Polyscias Variegata

  1. Pruning: Prune your Polyscias variegata to maintain its shape and encourage bushy growth. You can also remove any dead or yellowing leaves.

  2. Repotting: Repot your Polyscias variegata every 2-3 years or when it outgrows its current pot. Choose a pot that is one size larger and use fresh potting soil.

  3. Pest control: Polyscias variegata is prone to spider mites, mealybugs, and scale insects. Regularly inspect your plant for signs of infestation and treat it with a natural or chemical insecticide.

Benefits of Polyscias Variegata

  1. Air purifying: Polyscias variegata is an excellent air-purifying plant that can remove pollutants such as benzene, formaldehyde, and trichloroethylene from the air.

  2. Aesthetics: The variegated leaves of Polyscias variegata are striking and can add a pop of color to any room.

  3. Health benefits: Some studies have shown that being around plants, including Polyscias variegata, can improve mental and physical health by reducing stress and boosting mood.

In conclusion, Polyscias variegata is an easy-to-care-for houseplant that offers a range of benefits. By following these tips, you can enjoy its beauty and reap its health benefits for years to come.