How to care for your Polyscias Balfouriana?
Polyscias plant like a spot with some moderate light, or indirect light. Even a spot with partial shade would be fine. Just be careful not to put Polyscias Balfouriana in direct sun. The sunlight can scorch the plant.
Watering your Polyscias isn’t too difficult, but there are differences in season. In the summer months the soil may stay a bit damp in between waterings. Watering once a week in summer should be fine. In winter time the plant doesn’t need so much water. Once the top of the soil is dry it’s time to water again, probably once every other week.
Polyscias will survive in any house hold or office. However, in order to let the plant thrive a bit of a higher humidity of about 60% – 70% is recommended. With a lower humidity the leaves can crisp up.
In the summer months you can fertilize your plant. In the colder and winter months no fertiliser is needed. Please always check the instructions on your own fertiliser if it has other care instructions.
We would recommend repotting your Polyscias once a year, or even once every other year. If the plant is root boud, replant it to a slightly bigger pot. If the roots are still fine, just add some fresh soil.
The Polyscias is toxic for humans and animals if ingested.