The Aralia black is famously known as the Devil's walking stick or Angelica tree. It hails from the Araceae family.
It is widely cultivated for its exotic tropical appearance and large lacy compound leaves.
The Aralia Black is the native of eastern North America.
Aralia black is basically a low maintenance plant that thrives well in a sheltered location.
It should be always protected from harsh winds as they burn the leaves of the plant.
The plant prefers a minimum temperature range of 60 to 85 degrees Celsius.
Dropping of leaves can be seen if the temperature changes suddenly to too hot or too cold.
The Aralia black varies largely in size. While some species grow only up to 50 centimetres a few other species can grow up to a height of 20 metres.
The Aralia black should be exposed to full sun or direct sunlight for proper growth.
However, the plant also does well when it is placed in a garden or balcony that receives partial shade.
The Aralia black prefers regular watering especially when the weather is hot and dry.
The plant should be given a good soaking and it must be taken care that the whole amount of water drains out.
The plant should not be allowed to stand in water as it leads to root rot.
Overwatering can prove injurious to the plant.
During the winter months, watering can be reduced to about once or twice in a month.
The Aralia black requires a fair amount of slow release organic fertiliser every month during spring and summer.
The plant grows well in an acidic or neutral pH in the range of 5.0 to 7.5.
The Aralia black is widely cultivated as a house plant and also for interior designing of public buildings because of its exotic appearance and large leaves.
They are also considered as a calming medicinal herb.