I'm False Aralia. My unique and textured leaves make me the perfect table top plant to accent your space. My leaves start out as a reddish, coppery green and eventually turn into a beautiful dark green shade. You probably have not heard of me before which makes me the perfect plant if you're searching for something different. I am great at purifying the air in your home and I'm non-toxic to yours pets.
Difficulty Level: moderate with some needs
Light Needed: moderate to bright light
Water: water when the soil is dry
Plant Traits: air purifying, pet friendly
The False Aralia has long, slender leaves that have a finger-like arrangement with saw-tooth edges. The new foliage on the plant is coppery green and eventually darkens into a deep green shade as the plant matures. The plant has a lacy or feathery appearance which gives it an elegant look amongst your other tropical houseplants. Small plants are great for table top decor and larger plants are great for softening furniture or covering empty walls. This plant is great at purifying the air in your home and is safe to be around your pets.
Botanical Name: Dizygotheca elegantissima
Nicknames: False Aralia, Threadleaf Aralia, Spider Aralia, Schefflera Elegantissima, Finger Aralia
Plant Type: Evergreen shrub or tree
Native To: South Pacific
Mature Size: About 4 to 6 feet tall indoors
Leaf Color: Blackish-green
Leaf Shape: Long, narrow
Growing Season: Spring and summer
Favorite Rooms: Bedroom, living room
Health Benefits: Cleans and purifies the air
Grow Pot Size: 6" wide x 5" tall
Healthy & happy plant in premium soil
Plant that is about 8"-12" tall (including pot)
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This plant likes moderate to bright sun but no direct sunlight. Direct sun may burn the leaves. They grow fine in moderate light locations but will grow faster and fuller with more light.
Water the plant when the top of the soil is dry and give the plant a deep, thorough soak until water come out of the drainage holes. Prefers to be on the dry side opposed to too wet, wilted leaves are a sign of overwatering. Reduce waterings in winter.
Ideal temperature is 65°-85°F and prefers a warmer environment. The plant may drop leaves in the temperature is too cold and prefers not to be in places below 60°F. It enjoys moderate to high humidity so consider misting the leaves or giving the plant a humidifier.
This plant can grow up to 4' to 6' tall indoors. Give the plant a well-balanced fertilizer every 2 weeks in spring and summer and once a month in fall and winter.
The plant prefers to be slightly pot bound with its roots tight into the pot. It only needs to be repotted every one to two years when it overgrows the current pot. Repot during spring to a pot 1" larger and a well-draining soil.
Propagate this plant through stem tip cuttings. Take stem tip cuttings during spring and dip into rooting hormone and then insert into well-draining potting soil. Keep this in a warm, humid environment with no direct sunlight.
This plant is pet friendly and non-toxic to cats, dog, and horses
Had one of these years ago. Am excited to have another.