Plant Care False Aralia
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False Aralia

4.5 out of 5 (6 experiences)

False Aralia has a Fast grower plant personality Fast grower
False Aralia has a Survivor plant personality Survivor

Also known as

Dizygotheca elegantissima and Schefflera elegantissima

Taxonomy

Plerandra elegantissima
Plerandra
Araliaceae
Apiales

What other plant parents say

False Aralia has a Fast grower plant personality Fast grower 3
False Aralia has a Survivor plant personality Survivor 3
False Aralia has a Browns easily plant personality Browns easily 2
False Aralia has a Pet friendly plant personality Pet friendly 1
False Aralia has a Blooms easily plant personality Blooms easily 1
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@Greenwoodlc
Lakewood, CO
Rating of the plant False Aralia named Lowe by Greenwoodlc on Greg, the plant care app
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 tempe…

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@Plantsong
Las Vegas, NV
Rating of the plant False Aralia named Atsuko by Plantsong on Greg, the plant care app
04/02/2021

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

How to care for False Aralia

Water

How often to water your False Aralia

Water needs for False Aralia
0.5 cups
every 9

False Aralia 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 False Aralia

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 False Aralia: 3ft from a window
3ft or less from
a window

False Aralia may have difficulty thriving, and will drop leaves 🍃, without ample sunlight.

Place it less than 3 feet from a south-facing window to maximize the potential for growth.

Select your city to see how the current weather in your area affects the placement of False Aralia in your home 🏡.

Nutrients

How to fertilize False Aralia

Nutrient, fertilizer, and repotting needs for False Aralia: 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 False Aralia after it doubles in size or once a year—whichever comes first.

Care Summary for False Aralia

False Aralia

False Aralia


Greg recommends:

Water

0.5 cups every 9 days

Placement

< 3ft 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.

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