Schefflera arboricola - Umbrella Tree

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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. 


Schefflera arboricola                       

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Common Names: Dwarf Umbrella Tree, Australian Ivy Palm, Parasol Plant, Hawaiian Umbrella Tree.

Family: Araliaceae

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.