False Aralia

Plerandra spp.

Elegant Schefflera

profile iconSchefflera elegantissima
by Eric in SF (CC BY-SA 4.0)
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profile iconSchefflera elegantissima
by Eric in SF (CC BY-SA 4.0)
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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.
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Planning

Difficulty

Moderate

Flowering time

Autumn, Winter

Propagation

Special features

Attractive leaves

Special features

Origin

New Caledonia

Environment

Light

Full Sun, Partial Shade, Partial Sun

Soil moisture

Moist

Soil PH preference

Neutral, Acid

Frost hardiness

Tender

Personality

Family

Araliaceae

Flower colour

Pink
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