If you grow Ming aralia as bonsai, prune to shape it instead of wiring it. Its branches are too soft to wire. When a shoot grows four or five leaves, cut them back to two leaves. Prune the inner branches to achieve a plant that looks more like a tree. To grow a wider, more substantial single trunk, prune suckers from the trunk as they appear. Pruning won't make the trunk thicken, only time, leaving on bottom-most branches (at least for a year or two), and possibly a relatively good size pot will.
But unless you do prune fairly hard near the top (e.g. possibly choosing small branches vs just foliage) you'll end up with more top heaviness, rather than less.
Overall Size: 6" to 7" W 14" to 16" H. Totally unique and utterly adorable, our aralia ming stump for delivery will add an eye-catching touch to your home. Its fluffy foliage makes it one of the most distinct shrub plants, with a pale green color on top and deep purple on the bottom.5/5(35). The ming aralia grows well as a houseplant and has a natural style that suits it for use as an indoor bonsai subject.
A native of Southeast Asia, the luxurious foliage of the ming aralia (its name means “many shaded”) top a shrub that grows vertically. One cultivar, the parsley aralia (so-called because its leaves resemble those of the herb) can be grown in a small bonsai pot and will not.
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Keep it in a pot indoors or outside during warmer weather. The leaves are finely segmented, so the foliage has a feathery appearance. Ming Aralias a great plant for a bons.