Wow! Such a beautiful, elegant plant! We absolutely love the full shape and wonderful foliage of the Plerandra elegantissima. This is a very beautiful delicate looking plant that can add style without blocking too much light, ideal for creating interest without dominating a space.
Plerandra elegantissima or False Aralia is a species native to New Caledonia, small islands in the pacific seas. Its leaves are thin, coppery red to dark green with toothed edges and consist of 7 or 8 fingers. it grows tall in it's native environment but grows slowly as a houseplant indoors.
Plerandra elegantissima likes to stay in one place and moving it too often may cause its leaves to drop. Shedding leaves may also indicate that your humidity is too low as well.
If you decide to give this interesting houseplant as a gift, we can include a free, handwritten card - just specify your message at the basket stage of delivery and we’ll do the rest! We won’t give the game away with paperwork or prices either so it’ll be a wonderful surprise!
False Aralia care
False Aralia is easy to care for, suitable for beginners. Bright light, no direct sun. Too much sun exposure may cause leaf edges to turn brown.
How should I water this houseplant?
Water when the top few inches of soil feel dry to the touch, soak through and leave until dry again. Be careful to make sure that the plant isn’t left sitting in water as it won’t like that!
Should I feed this houseplant?
Yes, you can water once a month during spring and summer, try our vegan, organic plant food.
Is this plant toxic to pets?
Yes this could cause problems if a pet nibbled it.
What size is this houseplant?
W24cm x H90cm.
If you’d like to see a video we have made about general houseplant care, have a look here.
If you like this Tradescantia, we have others that might inspire you. Try our Tradescantia fluminensis