Fabian Aralia Stump Plant

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  • Rare Plant With Vertical Interest 
  • Light Preference/Tolerated (Bright Direct Light, Bright Indirect Light, Medium Light)
  • Average Watering Needs
  • Mature Height 5 feet

Native to the Southwest Pacific Islands, the Fabian Aralia Stump Plant has a thick stocky stalk with small, round, visually interesting leaves. The leaves are shiny green on top and maroon to purple on the underside. It grows relatively slowly and is a great addition to your low-maintenance plant collection. 

Best Locations For Growing Fabian Aralia Stump Plant

Keep your Fabian Aralia Stump Plant in a comfortable 70-80 degree F range in plenty of bright indirect light; avoid cold drafts as this could cause your plant to defoliate. Provide your plant with moderate to high humidity for top performance. You can use a humidifier or a pebble tray, or simply give your plant a good misting once in a while with room-temperature water to keep it happy. This plant is toxic to pets if ingested, so use caution when deciding on a new location for your Stump Plant. 

Fabian Aralia Stump Plant Sunlight Requirements

This plant prefers bright, indirect light but will tolerate most light conditions. The best light situation is south- or west-facing windows, where your plant will get good light but not direct sunlight, which can burn the leaves. 

Fabian Aralia Stump Plant Care

It's good practice to clean your plant leaves to remove dust. You can fill a watering container with filtered, distilled, or tap water that's been set out for 24 hours, place the plant in the sink, and gently wash the leaves with an overhead shower from the watering can. To keep the plant looking its best, trim off any brown leaves with sterile sharp scissors. Clean up any dried leaf material from the top of the soil and dispose of it. If you notice suckers on the Fabian Aralia Stump Plant, trim them back to the base with sterile scissors. 

You can propagate the Fabian Aralia Stump Plant from softwood cuttings at least 8” long from the parent plant. Place the cuttings in clean water or moist potting soil. After 6-8 weeks, roots will begin to establish from cuttings. Pot them up in a well-draining cactus mix or potting soil with perlite added, as Fabian Aralia does not enjoy soggy conditions. 

Watering Fabian Aralia Stump Plant

Allow the top few inches of soil to dry out in between waterings. Try to use room temperature water and water thoroughly, allowing the excess water to drain out of the bottom of the pot's holes. Excess water may cause leaf drop. If you use tap water, you can leave it out for 24 hours to allow the chlorine to dissipate. This is a plant that is best underwatered as opposed to overwatering. Check it every 7-10 days, make sure the top inch or two is dry, then give it a good thorough soaking. It's beneficial to provide moderate humidity, particularly in the dry winter months, just to make sure the plant's base is not sitting in water. 

Feeding Fabian Aralia Stump Plant

You can fertilize once a month during the spring and summer with a well-balanced, diluted liquid fertilizer. Allow your plant to rest during the fall and winter months.

Fabian Aralia Stump Plant Information

Light Exposure: Bright Direct Light, Bright Indirect Light, Medium Light
Care Requirements: Easy
Watering Requirements: Average - When the top 2 inches of the soil dries out.
Pet Friendly: No
Kid Friendly: No
Air Purifier: Moderate
Habit: Upright
Growth Rate: Slow
Mature Height: 5 feet
Mature Spread: 2 feet
Flowering: Yes
Flower Color(s): White
Flower Shade/Description: White
Fragrant: No
Foliage Type:
Foliage Color(s): Green
Foliage Description: Dark Green
Temperature: 65° - 80°F (18° - 27°C)
Humidity: Moderate - High
Common Name: Fabian Aralia Stump Plant
Other Name(s): Fabian Stump
Scientific Name: Polyscias scutellaria
Plant Type: House Plant

Container Sizes

Please Note: The pictures below are to give a general representation of the different container sizes. The actual size/ages of plants are estimates and will vary based on; type of plant, time of year, last pruning & many other factors.

4.5 Pot

4.5" Pot
 Also Know As:
   4.5" Container

 Plant Age:
   ~ 6 months
 Plant Size:
   ~ 3"-6"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 4.5"H x 3.75"W
   1.42 quarts

Quart Pot

Quart Pot
 Also Know As:

 Plant Age:
   ~ 1 year old
 Plant Size:
   ~ 4"-8"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 4.75"H x 4.5"W
   1.50 quarts

2.5 Quart

2.5 Quart
 Also Know As:
   2.5 Quart Pot

 Plant Age:
   ~ 1.5 year old
 Plant Size:
   ~ 8"-12"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 6.5"H x 6.5"W
   2.20-2.30 quarts

#1 Pot

#1 Pot
 Also Know As:
   #1 Container
    1 Gallon
 Plant Age:
   ~ 2 year old
 Plant Size:
   ~ 10"-14"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 7"H x 7.75"W
   2.26-3.73 quarts

#2 Pot

#2 Pot
 Also Know As:
   #2 Container
    2 Gallon
 Plant Age:
   ~ 2-3 year old
 Plant Size:
   ~ 12"-18"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 9.5"H x 9.5"W
   1.19-1.76 gallons

#3 Pot

#3 Pot
 Also Know As:
   #3 Container
    3 Gallon
 Plant Age:
   ~ 3-4 year old
 Plant Size:
   ~ 12"-30"
 Pot Size:
   ~9.5"H x 11"W
   2.32-2.76 gallons

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Plant Addicts guarantees your plant(s) will arrive happy and healthy, but the plant(s) are being shipped through the mail and accidents happen. If the plant is dead, has dried out roots or the incorrect item was shipped just notify Plant Addicts within 3 days upon delivery. We may ask for pictures but will try to make it as easy as possible for you. Please note plant(s) with damaged branches or wilted leaves will not qualify for this guarantee. Plants are very resilient and will rebound quickly when cared for correctly.

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