Why Is My Aralia Fabian Plant Dying? Tips for Rescuing Your Dying Polyscias Scutellaria Plant

The aralia fabian plant is a brilliantly beautiful, leafy, short tree perfect for any home or office space. It is easy to care for, hardy, and offers tremendous benefits for both physical and mental health.

So, if yours is dying, or appears to be dying, you are likely feeling devastated. But fear not. We can almost certainly rectify that situation.

An Aralia Fabian Plant Is a Great Choice for Your Home or Office

An Aralia Fabian Plant Is a Great Choice for Your Home or Office

The aralia fabian makes a statement with a thick, light brown trunk that will spread out and sprout large, light green leaves with variegated edges.

It can grow up to 7 feet tall in your home, which will allow it to absorb toxins and contaminants in the air of any room you place it in. It will also release oxygen throughout the space as you sleep.

It is treated much like a money tree in many traditions, so it is a tree that offers excellent positive feng shui energy. The benefits are endless.

You can decorate any room with this tree as a stand-alone plant, or you can surround it with smaller plants on the floor, on small tables, or hanging from ceiling above.

But first, we have to keep it alive.

Signs of a Dying Aralia Fabian Plant

The most obvious signs of a dying aralia fabian plant are as follows:

  • Brown leaves
  • Crispy leaves
  • Mushy leaves
  • Mushy stems
  • Rotting soil

Common Causes of a Dying Aralia Fabian Plant

The most common causes of a dying aralia fabian plant include:

  • Too much sun
  • Not enough sun
  • Too much water
  • Not enough water

Watering Needs of an Aralia Fabian Plant

Native to Polynesia and Southeast Asia, the aralia fabian plant is used to getting less water, so you can allow it to dry out in between waterings, and if you maintain decent humidity, you will not need to keep this plant constantly watered.

Learn to check the soil by sticking your finger in the top couple of inches. If you feel moisture, you can leave the plant for now. If you feel the soil has completely dried out, it is time to thoroughly water your plant.

To read more about watering your plant, take a look at this article on watering mistakes that might be killing your plant.

Am I Underwatering My Aralia Fabian Plant?

If your aralia fabian plant has been suffering from a lack of water (which is unlikely), you will notice the leaves drooping, crisping, and falling off.

Restoring Water to Your Underwatered Aralia Fabian Plant

In the event that you have underwatered your plant, be sure to water the plant until the water runs through the bottom of the pot then allow it to dry out again before watering. From that point, just get onto a regular watering schedule.

Am I Overwatering My Aralia Fabian Plant?

You may be overwatering your plant. If so, you will notice the plant getting mushy. The leaves, stems, trunk, and branches will get soft, and the soil may also start rotting.

Restoring Balance to Your Overwatered Aralia Fabian Plant

If you have overwatered your aralia fabian plant, in most cases all you need to do is place the plant in the sun. You can set it outside in indirect sunlight for a few days so the soil dries out.

If the soil has become rotten, it will start to stink. You can remove the root ball from the pot and lay it on a screen in the sun for a few days then repot the root ball in fresh indoor houseplant soil.

Finally, get on a regular watering schedule and pay attention to the soil as described above.

Soil Needs of an Aralia Fabian Plant

Make sure you plant your aralia fabian plant in well-draining, indoor houseplant soil.

Soil Drainage Needs for an Aralia Fabian Plant

Be sure that when you water your plant, the water drains through to the bottom of the pot and out. Allowing the plant to sit in wet soil can lead to root rot.

Resolving Soil Drainage Issues for an Aralia Fabian Plant

If you notice that the plant is sitting in wet soil, you can place pebbles in the bottom of the pot. This approach will help ensure the water runs through.

Lighting Needs of an Aralia Fabian Plant

The aralia fabian plant is a tropical tree, but it is short, so it is used to sitting in filtered light from the large leaves of the taller trees in the forest. Be sure you provide bright, but indirect, light to your plant.

Resolving Lighting Issues for an Aralia Fabian Plant

If you notice the leaves burning, you’ll need to move the plant away from the sun. On the other hand, if your leaves are lackluster, you can move your plant closer to a window for more bright light.

Pests or Diseases that Can Cause Issues with an Aralia Fabian Plant

The aralia fabian plant is not particularly prone to pests or diseases, but if you do notice mealybugs or spider mites, we can fix that!

Spray the leaves liberally with neem oil and wipe off the bugs. Continue to spray the leaves with neem oil a few times a week until you’re sure the infestation is gone.

Fake Aralia Fabian Plants May Be an Additional Consideration

Fake Aralia Fabian Plants May Be an Additional Consideration

In the end, if you find you can’t, or just don’t want to, care for the aralia fabian, you can always invest in a fake version of the tree. A high-quality aralia fabian plant can look just like the real thing and provide all the same benefits with only a fraction of the care!

If you’re worried a fake aralia fabian plant is not trendy, check out my article on whether artificial plants and flowers are tacky.

What are your thoughts? Do you have any tips or tricks for rescuing an aralia fabian plant? Let me know in the comments. I love to hear from my readers!

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