Schefflera species are wonderfully tropical plants. The larger schefflera features long, shiny, oval green leaves that droop gracefully from a central stalk. A mature schefflera might have 12 or 16 leaflets from a single stalk, while an immature schefflera is more likely to have 4 or 6.
Also called the umbrella plant, the schefflera is a popular houseplant because of the beauty of its dark green leaves, which form fingers in a circle. The designs formed on floors and walls in the sunlight lends a pleasing look to a room. Caring for a schefflera is quite simple, and the plant will grow for many yea
In the right conditions, schefflera can be propagated with leaf cuttings. Use a rooting hormone and provide lots of humidity and warmth. Expect a high failure rate, however, as these are tropical plants. They can also be propagated by air-layering.
|Bright, indirect light. In the summer, move it outside if possible under a shady overhang.
|Water weekly during the growing season and spray frequently. Cut back water during winter.
|Rich, loose potting media.
|They suffer below about 60 F. Do not expose to drafts or dry heating vents.
|Feed twice weekly during growing season with liquid fertilizer or use two applications of slow-release pellets. They are heavy feeder