A False Aralia, native to New Caledonia, has many different names depending who you ask: Dizygothica elegantissima, Schefflera Elegantissima, or Spider Aralia. Whatever you call it, this is a beautiful plant with long, narrow, serrated leaves in a palmate (finger-like) arrangement. The color of the leaves starts out as a reddish, coppery green and gradually turns into a lovely dark green. A False Aralia can be used as a table plant when small and, when it matures, as a tall, exotic looking indoor tree. It’s a great plant to propagate using stem tip cuttings.
There are several reasons why a false aralia loses leaves: The soil is too wet or the soil is too dry. The air is too dry. The temperature has dropped below 60°F (15.5°C)
The leaves of a schefflera dizigotheca get darker as the plant matures and it is in bright light.