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Schefflera

Schefflera_ spp.

Schefflera is a bushy treelike plant with glossy green leaflets attached at a central point on each leaf like the sections of an umbrella, giving it an alternate common name of umbrella tree. The plant prefers medium to bright light, evenly moist soil, and average room temperature.

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From 1 to 20 feet

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1 to 6 feet wide

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more varieties for Schefflera

Dwarf schefflera
Dwarf schefflera
(Schefflera arboricola) is a bushy plant with smaller, thicker leaflets, 2 to 4 inches long. Like its larger cousin, leaflets radiate out from a central point, much like the spokes of an umbrella.
False aralia
False aralia
(Schefflera elegantissima) used to be classified as Dizygotheca elegantissima. It is indeed an elegant plant with its narrow, saw-tooth-edge green leaves and lean, upright plant form. Leaves emerge coppery red and mature to dark blackish green.
Green Gold dwarf schefflera
Green Gold dwarf schefflera
(Schefflera arboricola 'Green Gold') has leaves splashed with a broad central band of gold.
Schefflera
Schefflera
(Schefflera actinophylla) has large leaflets up to 10 inches long. Maintain their glossiness by washing or dusting them occasionally. The plant can grow into a large tree, but most often several are planted in one pot to provide a fuller, bushy effect. It is also sometimes listed as Brassaia actinophylla.
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