Plant Care False Aralia

False Aralia

4.2 out of 5 (21 experiences)

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

About False Aralia

This evergreen shrub or tree in the Araliaceae family is often grown as a houseplant in temperate regions. It's a good specimen plant in tubs for home and commercial office corners, atria or as a specimen tree in larger interior landscape sites. It is a commonly cultivated outdoor tree in Hawaii, Florida & parts of California.

Taxonomy

Plerandra elegantissima
Plerandra
Araliaceae
Apiales

Also known as

Dizygotheca elegantissima and Schefflera elegantissima

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

Check the growing potential in your area

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: 1ft from a window
1ft or less from
a window

False Aralia love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.

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

False Aralia does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

Select your region 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.

FAQs
Difficulty Level

False Aralia is generally easy to care for, though some plant parents report facing challenges with growing it. Check out the reviews down below to read more about their experiences!


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Sunlight Needs
Toxicity
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Native Region
Flowers
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Growing Outdoors
Propagation
Yellow Leaves

Care Summary for False Aralia

False Aralia

False Aralia


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

False Aralia has a Fast grower plant personality Fast grower 10
False Aralia has a Survivor plant personality Survivor 9
False Aralia has a Browns easily plant personality Browns easily 7
False Aralia has a Large, lush leaves plant personality Large, lush leaves 3
False Aralia has a Blooms easily plant personality Blooms easily 2
False Aralia has a Easy to propagate plant personality Easy to propagate 1
False Aralia has a Pest magnet plant personality Pest magnet 1
Taylormdebloomz avatar
@Taylormdebloomz
leaf-1 43 Plants
xp 4,142 XP
03/24/2022

I love this plant. I have it in its regular form and this variegated one. It has been a faster grower. No issues with Arayah the variegated one. Just to water when soil is dried out.

Fast grower Fast grower
Survivor Survivor
Taylormdebloomz avatar
@Taylormdebloomz
leaf-1 43 Plants
xp 4,142 XP
03/06/2022

I thought this plant was a goner. I overwatered her and she was bad off. I sat her in front of my window and neglected her for 2 weeks and she had new growth. So this plant is very forgiving but really sensitive as well.

Fast grower Fast grower
Survivor Survivor
Browns easily Browns easily
Katy410 avatar
@Katy410
leaf-1 30 Plants
xp 1,553 XP
12/30/2021

Easy to over and under water. Having a hard time finding a sweet spot with the right amount of water and the right pot that doesn’t trap the water moisture inside. She doesn’t like that either.

Browns easily Browns easily
Num1mun avatar
@Num1mun
leaf-1 9 Plants
xp 533 XP
globe Montclair, NJ
11/22/2021

He’s hangin in there luv him tho

Browns easily Browns easily
Survivor Survivor
Fast grower Fast grower
Large, lush leaves Large, lush leaves
Riley avatar
@Riley
leaf-1 3 Plants
xp 52 XP
globe Butler, OH
07/03/2021

Very fun and with a lot of leaves

Lunarlea avatar
@Lunarlea
leaf-1 43 Plants
xp 2,211 XP
globe Denver, CO
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
Plantsong avatar
@Plantsong
leaf-1 35 Plants
xp 4,470 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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