Propagation Technique of Aralia Elegantissima

Aralia Elegantissima also called Araliaceae is an evergreen ornamental shrub. It grows to 1.8 to 2.4m in height with erect stem. Aralia Elegantissima tolerates 6.0 pH to 7.5 pH. These plants are excellent for a cool shady climate and can be kept in indoors.

Propagation of Aralia Elegantissima (Araliaceae)

Seeds treated with sulphuric acid for 30 to 40 minutes are used for propagation. Use liquid manure of cow dung when the plants are kept in outdoor.

Liquid manure of Cow Dung

Take fresh cow dung approximately 100 gm. The same is put into muslin bag and tied. Muslin bag is then suspended in a bucket containing 1 litre of water and allowed to ferment for 2 to 3 days (the same should not be stored for a prolonged period more than 3 days). A dark coloured liquid results from the water soluble part of the dung. The concentrated suspension is further diluted with water to get a very light tea coloured solution. That is it. The Liquid manure of Cow dung is read for use. When using Liquid manure of Cow Dung see that the soil is wet in condition. The liquid should be poured to the pot without spilling on the foliage.

For a good growth just give a spray of 2% aqueous potassium nitrate, which stimulate healthy and vigorous growth of foliage.

For Aralia Elegantissima plants kept in Indoor

Egg shell soaked in 1 litre of water and allowed to ferment for about 10 days is recommended for Aralia plants kept in indoor. Never spill on the foliage.

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