Ming Aralia Stump Plant

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  • Showy Foliage
  • Light Preference/Tolerated (Bright Indirect Light, Medium Light)
  • Average Watering Needs
  • Mature Height 8 feet

Also known as the Ming Stump or Ming Aralia, the Ming Aralia Stump Plant makes for a beautiful houseplant with its fluffy, feathery foliage. It can also be grown as a bonsai, adding elements of peace, harmony and balance to your home. In addition to its aesthetic properties, this plant is also a great purifier, removing dangerous chemicals from the air in your abode. 

Best Locations For Growing Ming Aralia Stump Plant

Because this plant is slightly toxic to humans and animals, it is best to keep it out of reach of children and pets. Use it as a flashy showpiece on a kitchen countertop, or in the living room or office. 

Ming Aralia Stump Plant Light Requirements

The Ming Aralia Stump Plant likes bright, indirect light but can also tolerate light shade. Allow your plant to receive morning sun and avoid harsh afternoon sunlight. Try to give your Ming Aralia about 6-8 hours of filtered light per day. These plants do especially well near north-facing windows. 

Ming Aralia Stump Plant Care

The Ming Aralia likes a rich, well-drained soil mixture that can vary in blend from sandy, peat moss or loamy. Make sure it has good drainage, however. It’s best to use a clay or terracotta pot, which will help wick excess moisture from the soil and prevent root rot. 

Re-pot your Ming Aralia annually as needed, or every other year. This plant can reach up to 6 feet tall. If you’d like to keep your Ming Aralia smaller, re-pot it less frequently, as the plant doesn’t mind being slightly pot bound. 

Temperature and humidity are important considerations when growing this plant. You’ll want to keep it in a room that is consistently above 60 degrees Fahrenheit. Anything below that will cause it to shed its foliage. You’ll also want to keep your Ming Aralia in relatively humid conditions to mimic its tropical home. You can fill a container or pot with wet pebbles or place it near a humidifier.

Watering Ming Aralia Stump Plant

Your Ming Aralia needs to be kept consistently moist, but never saturated. Water the soil deeply, and allow it to dry out almost completely before the next watering. Generally, watering your Ming Aralia once per week should do the job. You may need to slow down your watering routine in the winter. 

Feeding Ming Aralia Stump Plant

Use a liquid fertilizer once per month from the spring through fall. If you notice that its leaves are turning yellowish-green, it’s a good indication that your plant isn’t getting enough nutrients. Time to fertilize!

Ming Aralia Stump Plant Information

Light Exposure: 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: 6-8 feet
Mature Spread: 2-3 feet
Flowering: Yes
Flower Color(s): White, Yellow
Flower Shade/Description: Yellow, White
Fragrant: Yes
Foliage Type:
Foliage Color(s): Green, Purple
Foliage Description: Pale Green and Deep Purple
Temperature: 65° - 85°F (18° - 29°C)
Humidity: Average (40% - 60%)
Common Name: Ming Aralia Stump Plant
Other Name(s): Ming Stump, Ming Aralia
Scientific Name: Polyscias fruticosa
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 Addict Guarantee (Included On All Plant Orders)

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.

For information on how to care for you new plant please check out our guide. Guide: How to Care for Your New Plant(s)

Plant Addicts Warranty - 1 Year (Extra Purchase Required)

We encourage all plant lovers to purchase the Plant Addicts Warranty whether you’re new or an expert. There are many variables outside our control and yours that can cause the demise of your plant(s). Examples would be hungry animals, drought, poor soil conditions, over watering, disease, insects & many other factors. The Plant Addicts Warranty is a 1 year warranty protecting you from all the unknowns and will replace your plant if it moves on to the plant afterlife.

The warranty is purchased on a per plant basis and must be purchased at the same time as the plant purchase. We will cover 100% of the price of the plant but the warranty does not cover shipping cost. Simply let us know if your plant has died within one year of receiving it and we’ll get you a new one shipped out. We may ask for photos for documentation purposes but again we’ll try to make it as easy as possible.

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Planter Shipping

Standard Colors: 2-3 business days

Special Order Colors: 8 weeks - this is due to the planter being custom made with the color(s) of your choice

Please Note: On special orders there can not be any cancellations

Plant Shipping

Time of Order:

Summer Shipping

  • If there is extreme heat we’ll delay shipping.  
    • We’ll have to review what areas the plants are traveling through along with your location

Once your plant is shipped you’ll receive an email with tracking information. Depending on the above criteria we’ll ship your plant(s) towards beginning of the following week from your order. We put together this helpful guide of what to do when you receive your plants in the mail.

It is important to know that all of our plants are clearly labeled for which growing zones the plant can survive in. The plants are thoroughly trialed and tested in every growing zone before we state the plant can grow in a zone. Again, our #1 priority is to ship the plants to you healthy and ready to thrive in your location. So we will do everything in our power to do so.