Spider Aralias are small, tropical evergreen trees that are native to the islands of the South Pacific. In their native environment, Schefflera elegantissima can grow up to 20 feet tall, but when grown in pots or planters they seldom reach more than 4-6 feet tall. They are single stemmed plants with palmate leaves that are divided into 4-9 dark, greenish-brown leaflets with deeply serrated edges. Thrives in moderate light. Bright light causes dark, blackish-green color on mature leaves. Makes a beautiful specimen plant. Best as a house plant or Zone 10-11. Protect from frost.