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Polyscias scutellaria 'Crispata'
(Syn.: Polyscias crispata, Polyscias crispatum - Hort.), Chicken Gizzard Aralia
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This plant gets its name from the shape of the leaves which resemble chicken gizzards. The leaflets are divided into a number of lobes, which are dark green, quilted, and irregularly indented. It grows slowly into an upright columnar shape, ideally suited for interior use or in bonsai. Be sure to provide fast drainage, as it will not tolerate water-logged soil, and give bright interior light. It is strictly a tropical plant and will decline when temperatures drop below 50F. USDA zones 11 - 12.
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(F) Flourescent lights for
indoor light culture
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