Plerandra elegantissima - 4 inch

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For those with west- or southwest-facing windows, False Aralia, aka Threadleaf Aralia, may be a good choice for you. The thin, finely divided leaves lend an airy, almost feathery look to areas that are too intense for ferns, and foliage darkens to a dramatic, almost black color as it matures. Alas, False Aralia is temperamental - temperature, light, and water must be consistent and "just right" for this plant to thrive. Don't be surprised if leaves start to fall off when the environment changes significantly, or you over-water. In spite of being something of a prima donna, False Aralia can provide years of indoor beauty and is well worth the effort!

Common Name: False Aralia, Threadleaf Aralia
Mature Size: 4 -6 feet tall, 3 -4 feet wide
Growth Rate: Slow to moderate
Optimum Temperature: 65°-80° F
Characteristics: House plant, mildly toxic to pets and humans
Light: Well-lit room, no direct sun
Water: Water thoroughly when top inch of soil is dry
Structure: Upright narrow
Bloom Color: N/A
Uses: Indoor specimen, container planter
Photos: Real images, not stock photos
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