Aralia 'Curly Top'

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Aralia 'Curly Top'

14 inch

Solid green with an abundance of little leaves are the best characteristics of the Curly Top Aralia. Farm Life typically has a 4.5 - 5 foot plant grown in a 10 in. pot.

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The meters below indicate a range of light and tolerance to drought. The ranges are indicated by the little light bulbs and the small water drops.

Light Instructions

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The Aralia can do well in a wide range of light levels from diffuse light interiors to bright patios. Plants grown in lower light levels will be less full than those receiving more light.

Water Instructions

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It is best to let an Aralia go through short dry periods rather than keeping them constantly wet. Watch for older foliage to turn yellow and drop when the plants are too dry.
Aralia 'Curly Top'
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Aralia 'Curly Top'

+From the grower

  • Spider mites are the number one interior problem to watch for. 
  • Mealybugs may be a minor problem indoors
  • Aphids may be a minor problem outdoors
  • Older leaves turning yellow is a sign of water stress

Mites should be primarily controlled with predator mites.  Neoseiulus californicus,(SpicalSpical PlusCaliforniline) and Phytoseiulus persimilis,(SpidexBio PersimilisPhytoline) are two excellent choices for spider mite control.  If a mite infestation is exceptionally bad, prior to the release of predator mites, spray the plant with water or horticultural oil.  Both will provide some knockdown control of spider mites and will not leave a toxic residue that may effect predator mites.  Miticides registered for interior use and compatible with predator mites include Sultan, Shuttle O and Floramite SC.  

Mealybugs can be removed with a systemic insecticide drench and hand cleaning.  If pesticides are not an option, try horticultural oil directly sprayed onto the insects.  A second and third treatment, if using oils,  will be necessary.  Space out the sprays at 3 week intervals to break up the mealybug life cycle.  

Aphids can be controlled with the same treatment as mealybugs.

To recuperate an Aralia that has lost too many leaves, trim each small stem about 2 inches from the woody cane, fertilize and place in a higher light environment.

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