Fabian Aralia Stump

Fabian Aralia Stump

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WATER
Watering is the most challenging part of Aralia Fabian Stump’s care. Rainwater is the best for watering this shrub, but if you use tap water you can leave it out for 24 hours to allow some of the impurities to evaporate. If your water goes through a water softener, try to avoid using it because the excess sodium in that kind of water can be harmful. Boiling water and letting it cool before using can help with that.

As a general care rule, it is best to underwater this plant as opposed to overwatering it! Based on our experience, we recommend watering the plant every 10 days. Water when the first 2-3 inches of soil are dry and do so by giving it a good soak! You can do this by bottom watering, which helps to prevent root rot and gnats. A moisture meter can help if you are unsure. If the leaves are curling and yellowing or browning, it is usually a sign it needs more water. If they are yellowing but the growth is stunted, this can be a sign of root rot from too much water.

Adjust the watering accordingly throughout the seasons, and take note of whether your plant is situated under a heating or cooling vent, as that can impact moisture levels. For example, in the fall and winter, this plant can go 3-4 weeks between waterings.

Additionally, make sure the top 2-3″ of the planting medium is dry before watering. When watering, thoroughly water the potting mix, then allow it to drain.

LIGHTING AND HUMIDITY
Although Aralia Fabian Stump can survive in lightly shaded conditions, they prefer to get more light than shade. Avoid direct sunlight, as the leaves can get burned when exposed to too much direct light. Extremely low light conditions will result in delayed growth.

The best light options are south or west-facing windows, where it will get good light but not enough to cause a burn. Bottom line: your Aralia Fabian Stump will need bright, indirect light for at least 3-4 hours a day! If it is not getting enough light, the plant will grow long and start reaching for the light more.

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