False Aralia (Spider Aralia): How to Identify and Care For

What is the name of this plant and how do I care for it??


Your plant is a False aralia (Dizygotheca elegantissima), other names are spider aralia or threadleaf aralia. Here are some care tips.

Light: Place a False Aralia plant in bright indirect light, never direct sun

Humidity: Moderate to high humidity

Water: Water well, until the water comes out the drip holes in the bottom of the pot. Allow the top 1″-2″ of soil to dry out before watering again. Wilted leaves usually mean the plant is over-watered.

Temperature: False Aralias like warm temperatures between 65°-85°F (18°-29°C). If the temperature dips below 60°F (15.6°C) a False Aralia may lose leaves.

Fertilizer: Feed every 2 weeks in the spring and summer when the plant is actively growing with a well balanced liquid plant food. Feed monthly in the fall and winter. Always dilute the plant food to 1/2 the recommended strength.