Polyscias Pinnata 'Balfour Aralia' or 'Dinner Plate Aralia'
Aralias are an elegant family of plants that start out small and bushy, and grow thick and sturdy stumps as they mature. The Balfour Aralia plant is an evergreen plant native to Africa, Asia, Australia, parts of North and Central America, and South America. The distinct leaves of a Balfour Aralia resemble leathery, round, dinner plates about 1″- 2″ in diameter, which is how the plant got its nickname, the Dinner Plate Aralia. The leaves can range in color from light green to dark green and some varieties have green and cream colored variegated leaves.
Ease: Green Thumb
Special care note: Your Aralia may drop leaves if you move it suddenly or your house gets very dry. Avoid leaf drop by shifting its environment gradually and providing a little extra humidity if you notice particularly dry air.