Aralia deleauana L.Linden
Aralia fruticosa (L.) L.H.Bailey
Aralia tripinnata Blanco
Nothopanax fruticosus (L.) Miq.
Panax aureus Sander
Panax diffusus W.Bull
Panax dumosus W.Bull
Panax fissus W.Bull
Panax fruticosus L.
Panax plumatus Barb.Rodr.
Panax plumatus W.Bull ex W.Richards
Tieghemopanax fruticosus (L.) R.Vig.
Common Name: Ming Aralia
Ming aralia is a slow-growing, evergreen shrub with spreading branches, eventually reaching a height of around 2.5 - 5 metres[
The plant provides edible leaves and also has medicinal uses. It is commonly cultivated, from India to Polynesia, as an ornamental and hedge plant, as well as for culinary use[
]. It is cultivated as a medicinal plant in Vietnam[
The plant probably arose through cultivation - it is grown in many parts of tropical Asia.
Not known in a truly wild location
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|Cultivation Status||Cultivated, Ornamental
Succeeds in the tropics and the subtropics[
Prefers a position in bright shade or part sun[
]. Requires a well-drained, acid soil[
Plants can flower all year round[
Young leaves and shoots - cooked[
]. Steamed and eaten as greens or added to soups etc as a flavouring[
]. They have an aromatic flavour, reminiscent of parsley[
Leaves, young shoots, and also roots, are consumed raw or cooked as a vegetable and flavouring[
The plant has been used for centuries in traditional medicine, where it is seen as being analgesic, febrifuge and diuretic[
The root has an agreeable and strongly aromatic smell, it tastes like parsley, and is used as a diuretic[
The bark is used medicinally[
The plant is widely grown as a hedge in the tropics[
]. It is one of the most common hedges in the tropical lowlands[
The plant is used for making joss sticks by the Buddhist monks in Cambodia[
Seed - best sown when fresh[
Stem cuttings. Cut off the tops of old plants which will in turn stimulate the formation of new growth. Use 10cm long shoots as cuttings. The optimal rooting temperature is with a bottom heat of 21 - 23°c[
]. Avoid heavy misting since the roots develop slower when the soil is waterlogged[
]. Avoid disturbing the plant roots during the propagation[
Root cuttings - these are made with 25mm long root segments. The top of the root should be level with the surface[
Division of root suckers. Some cultivars produce an abundance of suckers that can be removed when their root system is developed.
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