Polyscias (Aralia) Balfouriana


1 x 21cm Potted Plant


  • Neat and compact
  • Lovely gift
  • Likes a shady spot

Polyscias balfouriana is an unusual houseplant that loves any shaded positions, away from bright, sunny windows. It is a slow growing plant that develops an upright tree-like looks with its woody trunk and beautiful canopy of variegated, scallop-edged leaves. It will remain a neat and compact plant for a long time due to its slow growing and stiffly upright in habit, reaching a maximum height of 1.5m (59"). Height: 150cm (59"). Spread: 60cm (24").

Although it is an easy to grow specimen, Polyscias needs careful placement in order to thrive. Aralias do not enjoy being moved and tend to shed their leaves if repositioned, so take care to find the right spot from the outset. Position in a bright room, away from radiators and cold draughts, with a constant temperature above 16C (60F). Ideally in a shaded corner of a bright room, well away from the direct glare of the sun. Water little and often to keep the soil reliably moist between spring and autumn. Be sure the pot can drain well after each watering. In the winter, reduce watering but do not let the soil dry out completely. Feed regularly between March and September when they are in active growth.

Order Despatch

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Please note that when several items are ordered they may not all be delivered at the same time.

Delivery Charge

Standard Charge

Packet seed only will incur a carriage charge of £2.99.

All other products incur a carriage charge of £4.99.

If your order comprises of a combination of carriage charges then a combined carriage charge of £6.99 will be applied.

Live Plants

Dobies wants to ensure that all of our plants are delivered to you in the best condition for planting. Unfortunately there are some postcodes that take longer to deliver to and therefore we can not guarantee this, so we are sorry to advise that we do not ship live plants to the following areas; HS, IV41-IV56, KW15-KW17, PA34, PA41-48, PA60-PA78, PA80, PH40-PH44, TR21-TR25, ZE1-ZE3.

Non Standard Deliveries

Unfortunately like many companies in our industry we are currently only able to supply orders to UK based customers, excluding those in Northern Ireland. We are committed to finding a way that we can resume or normal services again as soon as possible. Please accept our apologies for any inconvience caused.

Very Large items

If ordering any large items marked large lorry items  a surcharge of £5 per item will be applied. These items are also not available to areas and postcodes shown under non standard deliveries. We may need to contact you regarding delivery so please provide a contact number with all orders.

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