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Posted: Aug/09/2005 4:56 PM PST
We have a 30-36 inch high False Aralia that was doing great in a sunny alcove until over zealous caregivers gave it too much water. It turned grey and dropped all the leaves. It is now a dark naked Aralia. We dried it out and returned it to the alcove but do not see a sign of recovery (new shoots or leaves) Can it be saved and how???
MrBill Oh Nooooooo not my Aralia!
Posted: Sep/09/2004 5:43 AM PST
Hello everyone!!! I have a few questions pertaining to this plant that I've had now for about 6 years. The thing is about 8' tall now, so here is a brief history.
I originally bought the plant for my apartment. I know absolutely NOTHING about plants, but I just thought it looked "cool". It was about 14" tall at the time, with about 4-5 stalks (can't remember). It then contracted some type of pest, and I attempted treating it. Only one stalk was saved, with one leaf attachment left.
I continued to care for the plant as I would any other, watering and feeding occasionally. It started to grow. And grow, and grow and grow. I moved it to a bigger pot (12") and it continued to grow. It was about 5' tall before I moved into my first home.
Now, in my second home (after getting married), it is about 8' tall with only one stalk (looks a little silly, but still a wonderful plant). It appears to be healthy and happy. I've moved the thing with me across the nation, and now I'm attached to it, and really want to know the best thing to do for it. It resides near my front door, and everyone comments on it, saying it's a wonderful plant. So here are my questions.
Should it be this tall? Should it reside with only one stalk? Can I prune the plant in some way? Should I attempt to replant seeds to allow other plants to grow next to it?
My main goal would be propagation, for hobby purposes, knowledge, and to spread the plant around my house. I understand that there are a lot of questions, and I know NOTHING about plants. I don't even know how to properly prune any type of plant. But, I'm here to learn from those who would offer such valuable information. Thanks in advance for any information provided. Thanks for your patience during this long, uninformed post.
Posted: Sep/09/2004 8:49 PM PST
Never heard of it, but sounds like aneat plant....so I did a bit of a search for you....hope you have highcelings...this thing can get up to 15' high
Check this site out...and good luck!!!
Posted: Mar/12/2005 10:58 PM PST
I'm currently fussing with a false aralia plant myself. I don't usually do this, but I bought a full-grown plant. It's about 2 1/2 feet tall and in a short 8" pot, recently repotted at the nursery. It was so striking I just had to have it. After getting it home I did the most foolish thing.. I put it in a draft.. artificially heated air. Poor thing still has some new growth on the top so I'll keep fussing over it for a time.