Snowflake (Ming Aralia)

Plant Care Instructions*

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This is a variegated version of the dwarf 'Bonsai' Ming Aralia with small, finely cut, parsley-like leaves with creamy white edging. Its ferny, feathery foliage droops from graceful narrow branches that grow straight up in mature plants to form a many-layered, complex plant. A Ming aralia grows slowly but can reach over 6 feet in height.

Plant Care*:

Temperature
This plant likes it warm, between 55 F and 60 F in the winter. Avoid cold, dry drafts.

Light
The Ming aralia likes bright, indirect light. It can handle light shade.

Watering
Keep the plant moist in growing season, and cut back to watering every other week in the winter. Keep the soil evenly moist at all times.

Soil
Rich, loose potting media is best. 

Fertilizer
Use liquid fertilizer throughout the growing period, or pellets in the spring.

Re-Potting
Repot annually as needed, or every other year. A mature Ming aralia can reach 6 feet or higher in optimal conditions, so repot it less often if you want to keep the plant smaller. They don't object to being slightly pot-bound, but you should refresh or top dress the soil annually

Humidity
High humidity is essential, so provide plenty of humidity year-round.

* Standard care recommendations - you may need to adjust based on your home or office environment.

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