We recommend placing your Aralia Fabian in a room that’s facing either east or west. Keep it about 3 feet (90 cm) away from the window to avoid direct sun from touching the leaves. This way, your Aralia houseplant should receive at least 6 hours of light each day, which will help the leaves retain their unique color.
The perfect temperature range for Aralia Fabian is between 65 °F and 80 °F (18 °C to 27 °C). Most homes fall within these figures regardless of the season. A bit more heat should be fine if the humidity is high enough but avoid exposing your Aralia to temperatures below 60 °F (15 °C).
Aralia Fabian has a shallow root system, and as a result, it is susceptible to overwatering. If you water it too frequently or if the soil is not well-draining, this will instantly lead to root rot.
When should you be watering your Aralia Fabian? It depends on the time of the year. During the growth season (in spring and summer), you can water it once a week. Cut back on watering when the days get shorter and colder, especially in winter.
It’s also worth keeping an eye on the humidity level in your home. Aralia Fabian is a tropical plant that thrives in a humid environment. We recommend placing it near a humidifier or on top of a pebble tray. Misting the plant daily is also encouraged.
- Light: Bright indirect, about three feet from a window
- Water: Water when soil is 50% dry
- Child/pet safe: No