Houseplant Identification, Ming Aralia or Spider Aralia

Could you please tell me what this plant is called. It is in a large pot. three ft tall. And very soft and whispy
I thought it reminded me of a mosquito plant

Hi Marty,

Spider Aralia
False Aralia

Your plant is called a Ming Aralia. This is a beautiful plant but not an easy plant for the novice plant enthusiast since it’s not very forgiving and quickly drops leaves if not cared for properly. Here are some basic care tips for a Ming Aralia.

Light: Aralia Plants can survive in low light conditions, but grow faster and produce more leaves in medium to bright indirect light.

You can read more about Aralia houseplants in the Popular Houseplant section of the website.