Schefflera Arboricola

Native to Australia. Schefflera arboricola (sometimes called dwarf schefflera) feature smaller, glossy leaves, sometimes with creamy variegation. Schefflera species are wonderfully tropical plants. The larger schefflera (sometimes called the umbrella plant) features long, shiny, oval green leaves that droop gracefully from a central stalk.

Light – Schefflera plants are medium light plants, which means that they need bright but indirect light. A common complaint about schefflera plants is that they get leggy and floppy. This problem is caused by too little light. On the other side, you do not want to place a schefflera houseplant in direct, bright light, as this will burn the leaves.

Water – Wait until the soil in the pot dries out and then thoroughly soak the soil when you water. Oftentimes, people will over water their schefflera plant and this will eventually kill it. Yellow leaves that fall off the plant is a sign that you may be watering too much.

Additional care of schefflera includes pruning and fertilization.

Temperature: They suffer below about 60ºF. Climate zones 14 through 26 can support schefflera plants.

Soil: Rich, loose potting media.

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