A small tree with a lacy appearance producing thin leaflets that have serrated edges and are at first coppery red coloured but as they mature turn dark green and joined in a striking finger-like pattern. A graceful addition to a collection of tropical house plants. This medium-to-slow growing houseplant is perfect for high-light spots at home.
Water thoroughly and allow top of soil - roughly 1 inch or 2.5 cm - to become dry between waterings. Wilted leaves are a sign of overwatering.
False Aralia is slow-growing and doesn't need pruning unless you want to control its height. Over time it will drop its lower leaves revealing a single tree-like trunk. If you want you can keep it short and shrubby by cutting it back each year. Spring is the best time to cut it back.