plant ID - fern-leaf aralia?

petrushkaFebruary 13, 2013

i grew this from a cutting. i think it's polyscias filicifolia. common name fern-leaf aralia or panax. it deffinitely shows aralia like stems and growth habit. it seems it's not available commercially. it seems it's common in hawaii. it also shows on palm beach county list as a rare plant?
i just totally love it's pendulous lacy branches.

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rhizo_1 (North AL) zone 7

That's exactly what it is, Petrushka! What a stunning plant. I've never seen one in person, but have enjoyed viewing all of the pictures on the internet, thanks to you.

    Bookmark   February 15, 2013 at 4:36PM
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i took a cutting in the hotel (under cover of the nite and watchfully observing the site for maids) - just couldn't help myself. and flew it in the suitcase :). well, 3 cuttings to be on the safe side. it grew bagged for a year. it's about 3 years old now and almost 3 ' from the pot. i bag it for winter to maintain warmth. and dote on it. i seemed to find it on all kinds of foreign sites: german, japanese, russian, turkish, but no american. seems nobody here is growing it. although in hawaii it seems abandant. did you see a variegated and golden ones? stunners!
just out of curiosity, do they allow you to take cuttings of plants with you on the plane OUT of hawaii? i know, they don't allow anything IN-coming.

    Bookmark   February 15, 2013 at 5:55PM
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rhizo_1 (North AL) zone 7

Nope to the illegal transport of cuttings and nope to the swiping of cuttngs from a plant that does not belong to you.

The rules of common morality suggests that you ASK before taking cuttings, whether from a parking lot, a restaurant, a hotel, a garden center, etc. I've asked hundreds of times over the years and have only been refused once.

    Bookmark   February 15, 2013 at 9:27PM
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je-ez, good for you!

    Bookmark   February 16, 2013 at 1:09PM
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rhizo_1 (North AL) zone 7

Well, I don't think I told you anything you didn't already know. If you ask, you won't have to sneak "under cover of night ", lol.

    Bookmark   February 16, 2013 at 7:22PM
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pirate_girl(Zone7 NYC)

So may I ask pls. is this fern leaf Aralia related to the Ming Aralia (Polyscia Ming)? & my beloved Balfour Aralia (of which I just lost my last small pot?) Very nice plant.

    Bookmark   February 16, 2013 at 8:23PM
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ming is fruticosa. yeh, they're all related.
rhizo, i was jesting, overdramatizing a little. perhaps, if i put a smilie it would help. it's literally the only cutting i ever took and i have absolutely no qualms about it. lets leave it at that.

    Bookmark   February 16, 2013 at 10:16PM
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