False Aralia (Plerandra elegantissima 'Olympia')

Botanical names:
Plerandra elegantissima Accepted
Dizygotheca elegantissima Synonym
Schefflera elegantissima Synonym

General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Shrub
Tree
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun to Partial Shade
Partial or Dappled Shade
Water Preferences: Mesic
Soil pH Preferences: Slightly acid (6.1 – 6.5)
Neutral (6.6 – 7.3)
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 11 +4.4 °C (40 °F) to +7.2 °C (50 °F)
Maximum recommended zone: Zone 12
Plant Height: 4 - 6 feet
Leaves: Unusual foliage color
Evergreen
Other: Dark green with shades of reddish-purple.
Fruit: Other: Small black berries.
Fruiting Time: Late winter or early spring
Winter
Flowers: Inconspicuous
Flower Color: Green
Bloom Size: Under 1"
Flower Time: Fall
Underground structures: Taproot
Suitable Locations: Houseplant
Resistances: Humidity tolerant
Propagation: Other methods: Cuttings: Stem
Containers: Suitable in 3 gallon or larger
Needs excellent drainage in pots

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