Schefflera arboricola.

Schefflera arboricola is an evergreen shrub used for hedges as well at the sun as at shade. Very used because of its hardness and its ornamental value. Can be used in areas near the sea.
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Schefflera Arboricola or Umbrella plant or is an evergreen shrub very easy to grow and  which belongs to the araliaceaes family.

It is a tough plant, frequently used as an indoor in places of high luminosity.  Also is very frequently use as an hedge plant, even in areas nearby the sea.

Use specific fertilize to provide vigor to the plant, such as an evergreen plants fertilize. When used as an indoor plant ry to keep leaves clean and get rid of the withered ones.

Watch for mealybugs, aphids or spiders mites. The secretion of these little bugs on the leaves will act as a proper place for the black mould to thrive , in which case use even dishwashing soap to clean it or phytosanitary product based on soaps.

Red mites might be another problem when the environment is to dry and warm.

An excess or a lack of water can provoke in both cases the fall of the leaves. In the case of Schefflera with variegated leaves, and due to a lack of luminosity, they will turn out to be all in green. In addition to the fact that these leaves will grow smaller and with too little vitality.

Keep leaves clean when it is placed indoors, and get rid of the withered ones.

Prune schefflera when is too ungainly, and better at the end of winter or the beginning of spring.

There are different varities  such as:
"variegated gold capella" : in dark green leaves and thick strokes in yellow
"variegated trinette": in dark green leaves and thick strockes in cream


Data sheet

Schefflera Arboricola
3-6 m
Yellow and green leaves, yellow flowers
Summer and autumn
Moderated, keeping the ground humid without flooding
Indoor and garden plant
Sales format
Can resist dry periods
Being the product a living plant and depending on the season, this plant could be received, in some cases, not exactly the same as in the photography, but as similar as possible, without impacting on quality of the same.

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