The False Aralia That's Truly Elegant

Say hello to Plerandra Elegantissima, also known as False Aralia. This plant may have 'false' in its name, but there's nothing fake about its charm and elegance. It's a real showstopper that brings a touch of tropical allure to any space.

Plerandra elegantissima

Partial To Full Sun

Can handle a mix of direct and bright light throughout the day.

Moderate Water Needs

Needs regular watering (multiple times a week), but can manage occasional variations.

Prefers Loamy or Sandy Soils

Best in loamy or sandy soils. Rocky soil may pose moderate challenges.

Moderately Adaptable Soil pH

Can thrive in acidic to neutral pH ranges.

Safe For Humans

No known toxic effects.

Low Safety Risks For Pets

This plant has minimal safety concerns for pets.


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About Plerandra elegantissima

False Aralia is a woody perennial that stands proud at 4-6 feet tall and spreads out 2-3 feet wide. Its sunlit, verdant leaves are a sight to behold, especially when they catch the light just right. But the real star of the show is its striking flowers. Blooming in the off-season, these canary and lime-colored beauties are a delightful surprise in the pre-winter months. And let's not forget about its ebony fruits that add an extra layer of visual interest.

Despite its common name, False Aralia, this plant is not related to the true Aralia family. It's a classic case of mistaken identity!

Also known as

False aralia

Our design recommendations

With its striking foliage and flowers, False Aralia makes an outstanding focal point in any garden design. It's also perfect for cluster planting, where its unique features can truly shine. This plant is versatile and can thrive in a variety of locations. It's perfect for pot planting, making it a great addition to your room or terrace. Just make sure it gets plenty of light to keep its leaves vibrant and healthy.