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Lil' Shield Plant

Polyscias balfouriana Butterfly

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An occasional spray of mist is my beauty secret to looking fabulous!


I can handle a little shade that's thrown my way, but I prefer to be in bright, indirect sunlight.


I don't need much water. If my soil is dry I'm thirsty and it's time to water me!
Botanical name
Polyscias balfouriana Butterfly
Shield Aralia
Plant type
Indoor; Polyscias
Air purifying?
Plant height (including pot)
Pet/baby safe?
Growing Speed
Slow grower - max height 180cm
Nursery pot size

Top tip

With the plant eventually growing to a height of 180cm, it is best to allocate space ahead of time to display its beauty.

About Lil' Shield Plant

Welcome to the wonderful world of the Lil' Shield Plant, scientifically known as Polyscias balfouriana Butterfly. This petite treasure boasts enchanting, variegated foliage that will add a touch of magic to your indoor oasis. Its unique foliage shows off wonderful variegated colour, making it a captivating addition to your plant collection. Place it in a spot with bright, indirect sunlight to encourage its vibrant growth. Taking care of the Lil' Shield Plant is a breeze. Ensure its soil dries slightly between waterings to prevent overhydration.

This slow grower reaches a maximum height of about 180 centimeters, making it suitable for compact spaces and windowsills for a long time. It adapts well to different humidity levels, making it adaptable to various indoor environments. Maintain indoor temperatures between 18-24°C to provide the Lil' Shield Plant with an ideal growing environment.

At Prickle, we're committed to helping you succeed in your plant journey. If you have any questions about caring for your Lil' Shield Plant, don't hesitate to reach out to us @prickleplantsuk.