Light: Aralia plants can survive in low light conditions, but grow faster and produce more leaves in medium to bright indirect light.
Water: Too much water, resulting in root rot, is the main reason aralia plants die. Allow the top 50% of the soil to dry out before watering. In low light conditions, an aralia may need water as little as every 2-3 weeks.
Temperature: Aralia plants prefer temperatures between 60°-85° F (15.6°-29.4°C).
High humidity helps aralia plants grow better. Dry air, due to low humidity, is one of the reasons aralia plants lose leaves.
Soil: Aralias need a peat-based, well-aerated, light soil. This type of quick draining potting medium prevents water from accumulating in the soil and causing root-rot.