Versatile Beautiful Ming Aralia Houseplants
Ming aralia plants are versatile and easy-to-grow houseplants. It is categorized as a shrub and is native to India. The varying but short height of this perennial is the reason why some botanists call it a dwarf tree. It grows in a vertical manner and does not branch sideways. The closely-set joints of the ming aralia plant enables the thick branches to grow leaves densely. A complex candelabra is formed with the zigzagging stems to create an appearance often considered Oriental in style. As the plant ages, the lower branches die and leave a gnarled and bumpy surface. When grown in bonsai pots, the houseplants are primarily used for decorative purposes. As for caring for the plant, it is an outstanding decorative houseplant that requires minimal maintenance. For planting the ming aralia, you can use a general potting mixture. It can be planted in different types of soil, as long as the soil is loose, well-drained, and rich in nutrients.
When maintained indoors, ming aralia houseplants performs best in bright, indirect sunlight. Hence, for better growth, you can place these evergreen houseplants in an area facing a window, which receives sunlight. The favorable temperature range for ming aralia is 60 – 85 degrees Fahrenheit. These houseplants cannot tolerate extreme cold conditions. A medium to high humidity level is ideal for maintaining ming aralia as a houseplant. Exposure to prolonged low humidity condition can lead to yellowing and falling of leaves.