False Aralia Overview
The genus Plerandra has undergone extensive reclassification over time, and has been considered a synonym of the genus Schefflera. Also known as False Aralia, species in this genus may grow between 8–15 m tall and up to 2 m wide. Classed as trees or shrubs, they produce evergreen, toothed foliage coloured dark green to coppery red. Flowers, rarely produced when grown indoors, are pale green and develop into black fruits. The species Plerandra elegantissima is often grown as a houseplant in temperate regions, and is commonly cultivated in Hawaii, Florida and parts of California as an outdoor tree.
How to propagate False Aralia
Stem section or tip cuttings in summer.
Special features of False Aralia
Other uses of False Aralia
Grown for their foliage and overall appearance.