Plant Care Dizygotheca Elegantissima
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Dizygotheca Elegantissima

4.2 out of 5 (14 experiences)

Dizygotheca Elegantissima has a Pet friendly plant personality Pet friendly
Dizygotheca Elegantissima has a Browns easily plant personality Browns easily

Also known as

False Aralia, False Aralia, Dizygotheca elegantissima and Schefflera elegantissima

Taxonomy

Plerandra elegantissima
Plerandra
Araliaceae
Apiales

How to care for Dizygotheca Elegantissima

Water

How often to water your Dizygotheca Elegantissima

Water needs for Dizygotheca Elegantissima
0.5 cups
every 9

Dizygotheca Elegantissima needs 0.5 cups of water every 9 when it doesn’t get direct sunlight and is potted in a 5" pot.

Use our water calculator to personalize watering recommendations to your environment or download Greg for more advanced recommendations for all of your plants.

Calculate water needs of Dizygotheca Elegantissima

Water 0.5 cups every
9

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

Select the pot size

5"
Light

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A plant's growing potential is determined from its location, the time of year, and current local weather.

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Finding light for False Aralia in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Dizygotheca Elegantissima: 1ft from a window
1ft or less from
a window

Dizygotheca Elegantissima love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.

Place it less than 1ft from a south-facing window to maximize the potential for growth.

Dizygotheca Elegantissima does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

Select your region to see how the current weather in your area affects the placement of Dizygotheca Elegantissima in your home 🏡.

Nutrients

How to fertilize Dizygotheca Elegantissima

Nutrient, fertilizer, and repotting needs for Dizygotheca Elegantissima: repot after 2X growth

Most potting soils come with ample nutrients which plants use to produce new growth.

By the time your plant has depleted the nutrients in its soil it’s likely grown enough to need a larger pot anyway.

To replenish this plant's nutrients, repot your Dizygotheca Elegantissima after it doubles in size or once a year—whichever comes first.

FAQs
Difficulty Level

Dizygotheca Elegantissima is generally considered an easy-to-care-for plant and makes a great choice for beginners!


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Care Summary for Dizygotheca Elegantissima

Dizygotheca Elegantissima

Dizygotheca Elegantissima


Greg recommends:

Water

0.5 cups every 9 days

Placement

< 1ft from a window

Nutrients

Repot after 2x growth

Based on the 4” pot your plant is in, and that it doesn’t get direct sunlight.

What other plant parents say

Dizygotheca Elegantissima has a Pet friendly plant personality Pet friendly 4
Dizygotheca Elegantissima has a Browns easily plant personality Browns easily 4
Dizygotheca Elegantissima has a Survivor plant personality Survivor 4
Dizygotheca Elegantissima has a Fast grower plant personality Fast grower 4
Dizygotheca Elegantissima has a Large, lush leaves plant personality Large, lush leaves 1
Dizygotheca Elegantissima has a Blooms easily plant personality Blooms easily 1
Riley avatar
@Riley
leaf-1 3 Plants
xp 52 XP
globe Butler, Ohio
07/03/2021

Very fun and with a lot of leaves

Lunarlea avatar
@Lunarlea
leaf-1 45 Plants
xp 1,603 XP
globe Denver, Colorado
04/07/2021

This plant does not like change! I also don’t think it likes its soil to be too wet or too dry and it definitely needs a bright Sunny area. It drops leaves FAST when it is not happy and is very temperamental. Hopefully I can get mine to be happy again!

Browns easily Browns easily
Pet friendly Pet friendly
Plantsong avatar
@Plantsong
leaf-1 33 Plants
xp 2,465 XP
04/02/2021

Cute little plant. Keeps to itself, no pest issue. Just let it be.

Fast grower Fast grower
Blooms easily Blooms easily

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