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POLYSCIAS SCUTELLARIA - info

POLYSCIAS SCUTELLARIA = POLYSCIAS BALFOURII = POLYSCIAS BALFOURIANA

The polyscias are about one hundred species of shrubs and small trees. In their natural habitat, they become veritable trees, large and dense foliage that give plenty of shade.

Often produce branches, but towards the top and not near the ground like most plants. In this way, they seem to have the appearance of a small tree.

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Light
A lot of light. No direct sun.
Recommended temperature
Greater than 15 °C
Watering
Wait until the ground is dry. To make sure scrape and probe with your fingers a couple of centimetres below the surface of the ground.
Humidity
Spray with water, possibly rainwater or a little of the limestone, even on a daily basis, to create a habitat more similar to that of the origin of the plant.
Name
From the Greek polys (much) and skis for hire (shadow)
Origin
Asia, New Zealand, Pacific Islands
Family
Araliaceae