False Aralia

(23 customer reviews)
Arrives in 3 - 7 days.
Ships February 23rd - March 1st.
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$ 63.00
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3-in-1 Moisture Meter

Take the guesswork out of watering and light. Quickly and easily determine your plants water and light levels, along with pH value.

  • No batteries required
  • Easy to read moisture, light, and pH levels with large dial.
  • Perfect for Indoor or Outdoor Plants.
  • How to Use: Simply insert moisture meter 3-4 inches into the soil, toggle switch to test moisture, light, or pH level you would like to measure.
  • Designed only for testing soil. Please be sure to not touch stone or hard rock soil.
  • ***Please note that pH test value cannot be applied to any other liquid than water.

Natural Root Stimulant

Natural probiotics, organics, and moisture control gel boost root growth. Invigorates existing plants, reduces transplant shock and accelerates establishment of new plants. This all natural product will not burn roots.

When Transplanting: Apply between new soil and plant so stimulant touches root ball.

For Existing Plants: Apply stimulant 2-3 inches below top of soil.

Use the proper amount for each pot size:
6″ Pot: ½ Pack
8-10″ Pot: 1 Pack
12-14″ pot: 2 Packs

Organic Indoor Soil Mix

Watch your indoor plants flourish with PlantVine’s Organic Indoor Soil. This is our best all-purpose mix for the demanding requirements of indoor potted plants. The perfect combination of quality ingredients provides the ideal amount of water retention, drainage and aeration for a wide variety of interior plants. This is an all natural product containing no artificial fertilizers or chemicals. Each bag contains 128 oz of soil.

6” pot into an 8-10” planter: About 1.5 bags
8-10” pot into a 12-14” planter: About 3 bags

Organic Outdoor Potting Mix

PlantVine’s Organic Outdoor Potting Soil is time-tested and proven to help your outdoor potted plants thrive. This is our best all-purpose mix, and a smart choice for a wide variety of outdoor plants, flowers and vegetables. The all natural ingredients are specially blended to provide excellent long term drainage, high air porosity and good water holding capability. This mix contains no artificial fertilizers or chemicals. Each bag contains 128 oz of soil.

6” pot into an 8-10” planter: About 1.5 bags
8-10” pot into a 12-14” planter: About 3 bags

Soluble Fertilizer

Great for indoor and outdoor potted plants, this fertilizer quickly dissolves in water, making fertilizing as quick and simple as possible. Just mix 1 teaspoon (scoop included) with 1 gallon of water, and water as normal. Makes 48 gallons.

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Scientific Name: Schefflera elegantissima (fmr. Dizygotheca elegantissima)

Common Names: False Aralia, Threadleaf Schefflera

Overview: Schefflera elegantissima, commonly known as False Aralia, is a popular houseplant native to Taiwan. It is a small to medium-sized shrub that can grow up to 1.5 meters tall with glossy, dark green leaves that are divided into numerous leaflets. The plant is best known for its stunning foliage that resembles a delicate lacework. Schefflera elegantissima prefers well-draining soil and needs to be watered regularly. It thrives in bright, indirect light but can also grow in partial shade.


This Popular Plant Is An Asian Work of Art

Schefflera elegantissima, commonly known as False Aralia, is a beautiful houseplant native to Taiwan. It is a popular ornamental plant due to its stunning foliage that resembles a delicate lacework.

Caring for your False Aralia

The Schefflera Elegantissima prefers well-draining soil and requires regular watering. It thrives in bright, indirect light but can also grow in partial shade. The plant is low-maintenance and can be propagated from stem cuttings or by air layering.


Schefflera elegantissima requires regular watering to thrive. It prefers moist, well-draining soil and should be watered deeply at least once a week during the growing season. The soil should be kept consistently moist but not waterlogged, as this can lead to root rot.

In the winter, the plant should be watered less frequently, allowing the soil to dry out slightly between waterings. Overwatering can cause the plant to become waterlogged and can lead to root rot. On the other hand, underwatering can cause the plant to wilt and become stressed.


Schefflera elegantissima requires bright, indirect light to thrive. It prefers full sun but can also grow in partial shade. If the plant is kept in too much shade, it may not produce as many leaves. However, if it is kept in direct sunlight for extended periods, the leaves may become scorched.

In hot climates, the plant may benefit from some afternoon shade to protect it from the intense sun. In cooler climates, the plant can be grown indoors as a houseplant or in a greenhouse where it can receive adequate light.


Schefflera elegantissima prefers moist, well-draining soil that is rich in organic matter. The soil should be slightly acidic, with a pH between 5.5 and 6.5. If the soil is too alkaline, the plant may not absorb nutrients properly and may develop yellowing leaves.

When planting the Schefflera elegantissima, make sure to dig a hole that is twice the size of the root ball. Mix in some compost or well-rotted manure to improve the soil’s fertility and texture. After planting, water the plant deeply to settle the soil and help the roots establish.


Fertilization is an essential part of caring for Schefflera elegantissima. The plant requires regular feeding during the growing season to maintain its health and vigor. Use a balanced, water-soluble fertilizer that is specifically formulated for houseplants.

Fertilize the plant once a month during the growing season, from spring to fall. Apply the fertilizer to the soil around the base of the plant, following the manufacturer’s instructions. Avoid getting the fertilizer on the leaves, as this can cause them to burn.


Pruning is an essential part of Schefflera elegantissima care. It helps to shape the plant, promote healthy growth, and remove any dead or damaged leaves. The best time to prune the plant is in late winter or early spring before new growth appears.

To prune the plant, use sharp, clean pruning shears to remove any dead, damaged, or diseased leaves. Also, remove any crossed or rubbing leaves to prevent them from becoming entangled. If the plant has become too leggy, you can also prune it back by up to one-third of its size.

Additional information



Sun Exposure

Full Sun, Partial Shade

Mature Height

25 ft – 50 ft


2 ft – 3 ft

23 reviews for False Aralia

  1. Kendall (verified owner)

    Plant came in great condition, very lush

  2. Barbara K. (verified owner)


  3. Robert McCarthy (verified owner)

    all good

  4. Dora Johnson (verified owner)

    The plant is just as pictured and seems to be in perfect condition. I was concerned because the box was crushed when it got here.

  5. Marjorie Bustos (verified owner)

    My very beautiful plant arrived in perfect condition

  6. Christina L. (verified owner)

    Arrived perfectly!!! Such a great plant.

  7. Kar

    How do you get it to be so full like the initial photo?

  8. Paul Nawrocki (verified owner)

    Large and very full!

  9. Sue

    Hello how tall is it?

  10. Tanya (verified owner)

    It’s bigger than I thought and I adore it! I killed my first one but have done my research and hope to keep this one alive. His name is Sun Qi and he shall guard my bedroom.

  11. Barbara Nowak (verified owner)

    I fortunately it came on a day that was 90° and I’m handicap and couldnt get to tge door to bring it in. It sat outside till my daughter got home from work and brought it in, but due to your excellent packaging it survived excellently and now has a good life.

  12. John H. (verified owner)

    Customer service was exceptional, and plant exceeded expectations. PlantVine is by far the best on-line nursery I’ve purchased from. Recommend them highly.

  13. Kelvin (verified owner)

    Great delivery. The plant was in excellent condition upon arrival. The plant appears to be very healthy. The plant is smaller than I expected. I was expecting the plant to be at least 25 to 36 inches not including the pot. The plant I received is about 28 inches including 9 inch pot. Which makes the plant approx. 21 inches.

  14. Sabrina McClamrock (verified owner)

    I was really concerned about ordering a live plant online especially from a company I had no experience with. #1) I was afraid my plant would be pueny; #2) It would be unhealthy; #3), It would be damaged during delivery or, #4) It would be dead or dying. But I decided to chance it because I had been unable to find this particular plant anywhere locally. I am very happy to say that my False Aralia arrived quickly and in great shape. Its a good size and it is really beautiful just like the picture of it that I received. A wet paper towel had been placed loosely on top of the soil. I believe it was to keep it from drying out during transit. If it was, it worked, as the soil was still moist when it arrived. At this time, my False Aralia hasn’t lost any leaves and doesn’t appear to be suffering from shock. I am truly happy with my False Aralia and I will not hesitate to recommend PlantVine to my friends and I will definitely be shopping with them again.

    Thanks PlantVine!

  15. Alison (verified owner)

    Plant healthy and beautiful- just a little shorter than pictured.

  16. Melissa P. (verified owner)

    This plant far exceeded my expectations. It is tall, strong, and healthy. Well packaged and zero damage during shipping.

  17. Alexander (verified owner)

  18. Sidney L (verified owner)

    Beautiful plant! It looks very healthy! It arrived quickly and in great condition!

  19. Erika Machamer (verified owner)

    Fabulous color size and textire

  20. Barbara Nowak (verified owner)

    Perfect as i expected, this is y i buy from u. Next, do u have any Monkey Puzzles?

  21. Barbara Nowak (verified owner)


  22. Courtney (verified owner)

    So, so pleased!!! Thank you!

  23. Matthew W. (verified owner)

    A very full and healthy plant arrived in perfect condition. Thank you! 🌱💚

  24. ashleyholliday67 (verified owner)

    Simpley beautiful , best in quality price. Delivery was great . I am ordering some trees now. Yeah. Thats rite yeah

  25. Elizabeth Caren (verified owner)

    GORGEOUS & HEALTHY – Stunning plant so happy with it!!

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Why others chose the False Aralia

I had a False Aralia many years ago and it quickly became one of my favorite plants. It is a unique plant with beautifully shaped leaves. At first glance, some will think its a pot plant which, after the laughter stops, always started a great discussion about this plant. Most everyone that visited me and saw it loved it and soon afterwards I would hear that they had purchased one of their own. It's the perfect plant for those places you want or need something that doesn't need room to spread out. The False Aralia is now very rarely found in our area so I was ecstatic to finally find a place that had them and that I would finally be able to get another one. I can't wait till it arrives.

I love them, they r airy and now i will have 4, I'm in heaven.