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Polyscias

Polyscias spp.

Starr 060916-8953 Polyscias fruticosa by Forest & Kim Starr (CC BY 3.0)

Full Sun
Moderate watering
Tender

13b

USDA zone

18°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

Max

Min

Flowering

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Polyscias Overview

Polyscias is a genus with around 176 evergreen shrub and small tree species with attractive pinnately divided foliage. They originate from tropical climates in Africa, Asia and the Pacific and are grown mostly for their foliage. The leaves are alternate or spirally arranged on stems and tend to be clustered at the tips of branches. Flowers are small, delicate and white, they lead onto small purple-black berry fruits.

Common problems with Polyscias

How to propagate Polyscias

Cuttings

You can propagate from seeds in the spring or cuttings in summer.

Seed

Special features of Polyscias

Attractive leaves

Other uses of Polyscias

Grown for their foliage.