One of the most graceful and delicate plants available for indoors, the false aralia or Finger aralia forms an elegant specimen with lacy, coppery green foliage. Each leaf comprises 7—10 narrow, toothed leaflets borne at the end of slim, 4 in. (10 cm) stalks. Both the stems and leafstalks are mottled with white, which makes an interesting color contrast.
Size: Height 3 ft. (1 m).
Light: Indirect sunlight.
Temperature: Normal room.
Moisture: See S. actinophylla.
Feeding: Use standard liquid fertilizer every two weeks during spring arid summer.
Propagation: Difficult. Young plants are readily available to buy.
Special needs: Increase humidity by placing the pot in a tray of moist pebbles, but keep the pot above water level. Pinch regularly to achieve a bushy effect.