Schefflera Elegantissima

Dizygotheca elegantissima
False Aralia

A schefflera elegantissima, native to New Caledonia, has many different names depending who you ask: false aralia, dizygothica elegantissima, 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. The plant can be used as a table plant or as a 4-7ft floor plant as it matures.