Aralia False - 8in
Available In-Store Only
An immensely popular houseplant, false aralia has beautifully textured foliage, with deeply serrated leaflets that start out a copper or burgundy shade and eventually deepened to a rich green. The juvenile plants tend to have more textured foliage, while the adult leaves are more deeply-lobed. Though the plant can reach heights of up to 6 feet when fully mature, it is a slow-growing varietal, so plan on enjoying it petite for at least a few years.
They can handle a range of temperatures—the main problem with colder environments, however, is the lack of humidity, so expect plants in these conditions to lose leaves unless you can raise the humidity sufficiently. They aren't picky as to their fertilizer, but they dislike too much water or being allowed to dry out excessively.
False aralia prefer a steady supply of adequate moisture and can be somewhat picky about it. Good drainage is essential to growing the best plant possible, but take care not to over-water the plant (you'll know if it's getting too much hydration if the leaves begin to wilt). A good rule of thumb is to wait until the top one to two inches of soil have dried out before you water again.
Take note: False aralia hates to be cold! The ideal temperature range for the false aralia to thrive is somewhere between 65 and 85 degrees