Polyscias Balfouriana Butterfly 15cm
A plant that makes a strong statement standing tall in your home! Almost resembling the likes of an outdoor tree. The Polyscias Balfouriana butterfly is a gorgeous plant showing a rich display of frilly dark green leaves.
In terms of beauty, the Polyscias plant is second to none. Its dense foliage covers its trunk almost completely. It makes sense that in the areas where it thrives naturally (mainly islands in the South Pacific), it is frequently utilised for hedging.
While it may look like a tree, this plant rarely matures beyond a certain size. When conditions are optimal, it can reach a height of roughly 1.5 metres. If you don’t want it to become too tall, it can also be pruned to a manageable size.
Given its tropical origins, this plant thrives in humid, warm conditions. It can adjust to a wide range of lighting situations but should be kept out of draughts as it is temperature sensitive.
Fun Fact: The scientific name Polyscias translates to “many shade,” likely because the dense foliage allows little light to pass through.