Description: Schefflera arboricola (syn. Heptapleurum arboricolum) is a flowering plant in the family Araliaceae. Its common name is dwarf umbrella tree, as it appears to be a smaller version of the umbrella tree Schefflera actinophylla. The schefflera houseplant is a popular plant and comes in many varieties. The most well known are the umbrella tree and the dwarf umbrella tree. One of the reasons the plant is popular is because schefflera plant care is so easy, but, while schefflera care is easy, the plant does need to be cared for. It is an evergreen shrub growing to 8–9 m tall, free-standing, or clinging to the trunks of other trees.
It is commonly grown as a houseplant, popular for its tolerance of neglect and poor growing conditions. It is also grown as a landscape plant in milder climates where frosts are not severe. Numerous cultivars have been selected for variations in leaf colour and pattern, often variegatedwith creamy-white to yellow edges or centres, and dwarf forms. The cultivar 'Gold Capella' has gained the Royal Horticultural Society's Award of Garden Merit.
The umbrella plant lends itself easily to the bonsai form and is popular as an indoor bonsai.
Care: Schefflera plants are medium light plants, which means that they need bright but indirect light. The plant prefers higher light if possible, but can adapt to a wide variety of light levels. As a tropical plant it likes moisture, but avoid letting the plant sit in water after you water it. It likes to be moist but not wet.
- Product Code: PL-Schefflera
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- Ex Tax: 299₹