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Polyscias guilfoylei 'Crispa'

(Syn.: Polyscias guilfoylei 'Blackie' or 'Monstrosa'), Black Aralia
Polyscias guilfoylei Crispa

Code: 90140

Price: $10.95

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Family: Araliaceae

This weird looking plant has blackish green sharply toothed pinnately-divided leaves curled and twisted and held stiffly erect on brownish white stems. It makes an interesting potted specimen for the patio or interior. The species was originally collected by W. R. Guilfoyle in 1868 from Vanuatu or Samoa in the South Pacific. In warm climates, this slow growing shrub should be planted in full sun to part shade in well-drained soil, where it may be used as a slender hedge plant. As a container plant be sure to provide fast drainage, as it will not tolerate water-logged soil. The cut stems may be used in flower arrangements. It's strictly a tropical and will decline when temperatures drop below 50F. USDA zones 11 - 12.

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(B) Hanging
(D) Dwarf
under 12"
(F) Flourescent lights for
indoor light culture
(H) Humid
(M) Miniature
under 6"
(T) Terrarium
(W) Winter

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