Schefflera Plant Features
Schefflera (also called umbrella plant or arbicola) is a popular houseplant because it's easy to grow (it tolerates a range of growing conditions) and adds fun texture with its divided hand-like leaves.
Because it's so tolerant, schefflera makes a good choice for living, dining, family, and bedrooms. Many people are especially fond of growing it in well-lit bedrooms because at night the houseplant is efficient at filtering indoor air pollution from the room.
The schefflera variety 'Gold Capella' is particularly nice; it shows off dark green hand-shaped leaves variegated with streaks of golden yellow. It really brightens a room!
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Schefflera Growing Instructions
Schefflera is an easy-to-grow houseplant that does best in high light but will usually grow fine in medium light. It can tolerate direct sun on its leaves indoors, even in hot-summer climates.
You don't need to fertilize
Note: This plant is not intended for human or animal consumption.
Indoors: High light
Indoors: Medium light
Medium water needs
Purifies the air
Complement your Schefflera with these varieties:
Money tree and schefflera have similar textures and grow well together.
Peace lily contrasts schefflera with dark green foliage and beautiful white flowers.
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Schefflera alpina is a wild species that tolerates cooler conditions than traditional varieties. Indoors it can reach 6 feet tall.
Dwarf schefflera is a compact variety with small, dark green, hand-shaped leaves often grown as a houseplant. It can reach 4 feet tall and wide.
Schefflera arbicola 'Gold Capella'
Gold Capella is a popular variety that has dark green leaves boldly variegated with golden-yellow.
Schefflera arboricola 'Janine'
Janine is a dwarf variety with small leaves variegated in creamy white.Exotic Angel
Schefflera arboricola Luseane Ivory
Luseane Ivory is a beautiful variety that has ivory-yellow variegaton on its dark green leaves that often have a slight twist or curl.Exotic Angel
Schefflera arboricola Luseane Moondrop
Luseane Moondrop has small leaves delicately variegated with ivory-white.Exotic Angel
Schefflera arboricola 'Luseane'
This selection has small, dark green leaves and a lush, thick habit.Exotic Angel
Schefflera arboricola 'Mme. De Smet'
Mme De Smet is a variety that has dark green leaves strongly variegated in golden-white. It has a compact habit and is an excellent houseplant.Exotic Angel
Petite is a dwarf, small-growing variety that has wildly variegated foliage.Exotic Angel
Schefflera arboricola 'Sun Burst'
Sun Burst is a dwarf selection that has leaves heavily variegated in golden yellow.Exotic Angel
Schefflera arboricola 'Trinette'
A double-duty plant, you can grow Trinette indoors as a houseplant or outdoors as an easy-care shrub in frost-free areas. It features hand-shaped leaves variegated with golden yellow.