Polyscias guilfoylei is a large, highly ornamental shrub that is native to the Polynesia. It typically grows up to 5-10 feet tall with erect branches in the wild, but is usually grown as a container specimen and used in interior design when cultivated. The leaves of this plant are typically variegated with margins of white or pale yellow, although they can also be entirely dark green. It is a slow-growing tropical foliage plant that makes a perfect houseplant requiring very little care.
Bright indirect light and regular watering are necessary for optimal growth, and fertilization and pruning should be done in the spring.
During summer, the plant should be watered moderately and regularly, while in winter, the soil should be allowed to dry out between waterings. Fertilization with a balanced liquid fertilizer should be done occasionally during the growing season. Light pruning during the spring can help achieve the desired shape. While all Polyscias plants can tolerate shade, they prefer a warm and sunny location.