Schefflera arboricola - Umbrella Tree
You can't go wrong with the hard to kill Schefflera! Thrives in filtered indirect light, but will do well in a variety of conditions.
Common Names: Dwarf Umbrella Tree, Australian Ivy Palm, Parasol Plant, Hawaiian Umbrella Tree.
Origin: South-East Asia, Australia
Light: Low - medium
Foot Candles: 50 - 150
Water: Let dry partially
Humidity: 30% - 60%
Temperature: 14°C - 28°C
Soil: Regular potting mix
Container: Self-watering planter, living wall
Nutrients: 10-10-10 Monthly
Propagation: Seed or cuttings
Interiorscape Use: Living walls, filler plant for indoor beds, reception
Common Pests: Mealybugs, Aphids, Spider Mites, Scale, Thrips.
Common Issues: Root rot when sitting in water.
Comments: One of the most common indoor plants but also commonly used as a landscape plant in tropical climates. The three most common cultivars are ‘Dazzle’, ‘Gold Capella’, and ‘Trinette’.
Toxicity: The leaves are moderately poisonous when ingested by humans, cats, and dogs. Symptoms include difficulty swallowing, irritation and burning in the mouth and throat, drooling, and vomiting.