Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Aralia (Ming Stump)

Ming stump
Here at Visser’s Florist and Greenhouses, we are on a never-ending quest to find new and interesting plants that can be sold to the public at our famously low prices. Our newest find is an Aralia, called the Ming Stump (technically a polyscias fruticosa).

The plant has an Asian, tropical look to it, almost like a bonsai on steroids. The specimens offered by Visser’s are approximately 24” – 30” tall. The Ming Stump variety in the picture above sells for $10.99. There is also another variety, more exotic with round leaves that sells for $23.99.

Like all Aralias, with a bit of care these plants can last a long time indoors, up to 10 years or more. They should be kept in a light, easy draining soil, and not over-watered. In fact, over-watering is the most common reason these plants die. If the leaves start falling off, you may be watering the plant too much. Also, they make a nice table plant, but be sure that they get sufficient light.
At the current prices, Visser’s is not going to be able to keep them in stock very long. Come on down today and get one for yourself.