FALSE ARALIA, SPIDER FINGER ARALIA Dizygotheca elegantissima, Schefflera elegantissima, Plerandra elegantissima

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Slender leaflets that grow in a circle at the tops of stems so that they look like fingers, giving this house plant another common name Finger Aralia, or Spider Aralia.

New coppery brown foliage turns a dark, blackish-green as the plant matures. Its long narrow serrated leaflets give this small tree lacy appearance, and makes an elegant house plant.

This tropical plant will grow about 6 ft (1.8 m) tall when grown in a pot indoors, and can make a magnificent floor plant. This Pacific Island native can grow to 20 ft (6 m) in the wild.

It has also been given various botanical names including Dizygotheca elegantissima, which has been changed to Schefflera elegantissima then Plerandra elegantissima

These seeds are rare and are in very limited supply.

Hardiness zones: 9-12

Seeds per pack: 3

Germination: Soak the seeds in rainwater overnight, and then place the seeds on the surface of a pre-moistened sterile seed-start mix. Do not cover the seeds as light can aid germination. Keep the soil moist. Germination can be erratic.

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