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6" Aralia, Balfour 'Lemon Lime'


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Aralias in this genus are indiginous to Indonesia, where they have some medicinal and food uses by natives. There are actually fossil records of ancient Aralias found in some places. The Balfours we grow in our homes have a decidedly prehistoric look, with their thickened, gnarled trunks and their ruffly foliage. Their somewhat tri-lobed, circle-shaped leaves with yellow branching veins are a patchwork quilt of all kinds of shades of greens. Added folds here and there on them adds to the feeling there's a wind ruffling through them. A grown up plant of 6' plus has an architectural interest that asks for a corner of its own. Very nice with artistic lighting on it at night.

  • Air Purifying

Quick Care Guide:

  • Water - Medium (3): Water plant when dry. Plant does not like soil to always be moist, but doesn't like to stay dry once becomes dry. Water as soon as soil is dry.
  • Light - Med/High (4): Needs more light than most, but direct light not necessary. Can handle morning and afternoon sun directly on leaves.
  • Difficulty - Medium (3): Not too difficult to keep happy, but does require some attention.

View full breakdown of Care Guide here.