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The dwarf umbrella tree

Schefflera arboricola is a flowering plant in the family Araliaceae, native to Taiwan as well as Hainan. 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 variegated with creamy-white to yellow edges or centres, and dwarf forms. 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.

Plant available only on request.

  • Category Indoor plants
  • Families Araliaceae
  • Genus Schefflera
  • Species arboricola
  • Geographical Area of Origin South-East Asia
  • Climatic Zones Sub-tropical, USDA 10 b (Southern Italy and islands)
  • Habit Shrub
  • Leaves Pedate leaf
  • Colore Foglie Verde   Variegato
  • Flowering Period June / July / August / September / October
  • Flower Simple flower
  • Colore Fiori Giallo
  • Favorite soil Sub-acid / medium acid / Middle-Dough / Medium soil
  • Water needs Medium
  • Light Exposure Full light / Full sun / Medium shade / Half shade
  • Form Touffe / Wired on stick / Plant on cane
  • Colore Frutti Nero
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