What is the plant
Schefflera elegantissima is a species of flowering plant native to New Caledonia. Growing to 8–15m (26–49 feet) tall by 2m (7 feet) broad, it is an evergreen shrub or tree. Its leaves are thin, coppery red to dark green with toothed edges.
The false aralia was recently reclassified from the Dizygotheca genus and renamed Schefflera elegantissima, making it a relative of the popular Schefflera plants. Whatever their name, they have earned their position as a popular houseplant. Schefflera elegantissima have beautifully textured foliage, with deeply serrated leaflets and dimpled petioles and stems. The juvenile plants tend to have more textured foliage, while the adult leaves are more deeply lobed. As far as their performance goes, they are tolerably easy to grow. They need at least moderate humidity to do their best and prefer a narrow range of moisture. Plants that are too dry tend to drop leaves.
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