Aralias are small- to medium-size indoor trees with rounded to deeply cut leaves, often variegated in white or yellow. Most species have twisted, woody stems and branches, making them look like natural bonsais. They are often planted in bonsai pots.
Although relatively easy to grow, aralias have a disconcerting habit of dropping their leaves following any change in conditions. One way to help prevent this is to supply good air humidity at all times.