The False Aralia (Plerandra elegantissima) is a tree native to New Caledonia which can reach a height of 15 meters. However, in a pot or container it remains smaller. The cultivar Plerandra elegantissima “Gold Crest” differs from the wild type by its yellow leaf margins.
Plerandra elegantissima is a popular indoor plant.
Characteristics & description
Height, habit: Up to 15 meters, tree, shrub
Poisonous: Yes, all parts of the plant are slightly poisonous.
Origin: The wild type originates from New Caledonia
USDA zone: 13 (59 °F/15 °C)
Name: Plerandra elegantissima “Gold Crest” (syn. Schefflera elegantissima “Gold Crest”)
Family: Araliaceae (ginseng family)
Categories: Indoor Plants | Shrubs & Trees |