Popular houseplant with texture and colorful leaves
HOW TO GROW SCHEFFLERA HOUSEPLANTS
The Schefflera, sometimes called the umbrella tree, is a very popular houseplant because it’s easy to grow and has beautiful leaves. Schefflera houseplants do best in high light areas but usually do OK in medium light. They also have a tolerance to dry soil but like it with regular watering. Just let the top part of the soil dry out. When the plant gets too big, feel free to prune it back. This will help it grow fuller and bushier.
Schefflera houseplants prefer bright, indirect light. In the summer, move potted plants outside where they will receive bright light but not direct sun. If your Schefflera plant gets leggy or floppy might not be receiving enough light.
Water your Schefflera weekly during the growing season and spray the leaves frequently. It ideal to wait until the soil in the pot dries out between watering. Then thoroughly soak the soil when you water. Cut back on water during winter. Overwatering can cause issues with the leaves dropping or becoming yellow.
Schefflera requires fairly high tropical temperatures. This plant will suffer in temperatures lower than 60° F. Do not expose these plants to drafts or dry heating vents.
Schefflera houseplants like an average or higher indoor about 40-50% relative humidity. Misting regularly or placing the pot on a tray of moist pebbles will help keep the humidity up.
IS IT PET FRIENDLY?
Like most houseplants, Schefflera houseplants are mildly toxic if eaten. They may cause some discomfort and vomiting when eaten. Keep away from animals and children.
SCHEFFLERA HOUSEPLANT VARIETIES
The Schefflera houseplant is very popular for many reasons, one being its relativity easy to grow in any home or office. Schefflera plants are fast-growing plants, especially if planted outdoors, to add 3 feet per year. Indoor plants are slower-growing, especially if you keep them somewhat confined in a smallish pot. It tolerates many conditions and adds a fun texture. Check out the varieties of Schefflera houseplants that we carry at City Floral Garden Center.
Schefflera Alpina is a wild species that will tolerate cooler conditions than traditional varieties of Schefflera. This variety has the ability to grow up to 6 feet tall.
Dwarf Schefflera is a compact variety with small, dark green, hand-shaped leaves. The perfect variety of Schefflera for a bright corner with indirect sun.
Gold Capella Schefflera
Schefflera arbicola 'Gold Capella'
Gold Capella is a popular variety that has dark green leaves boldly variegated with golden-yellow. This beautiful houseplant will add the perfect amount of texture and color to your home or office.
Schefflera arboricola 'Janine'
Janine is a dwarf variety with small leaves variegated in creamy white. This Schefflera is a great addition to any houseplant lover’s home.
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.
SCHEFFLERA ARBORICOLA 'LUSEANE'
This selection has small, dark green leaves and a lush, thick habit. A cute little Schefflera that will be perfect for any home or office.
HOUSEPLANTS TO PAIR WITH ARALIA HOUSEPLANTS
FICUS – Ficus houseplants are among the more popular indoor plants. They offer various varieties, from low ground cover to tall trees, each one giving a beautiful amount of texture and interest in any room.
PHILODENDRONS – Philodendrons are the classic houseplant that nearly everyone has encountered at some point in their life. It’s practically a no-fail houseplant because of how easy it is to take care of. You can grow philodendrons just about anywhere. They can be grown in a hanging basket, up a trellis, or simply a standard pot.
FERNS – Ferns are easily one of the most loved houseplants, mainly because of the huge variety available and that they are among the most beautiful. They have lacy fronds and a classic texture that work great in any home design. Ferns look wonderful when mixed but also can look great combined with almost any houseplant. Come on by City Floral Garden Center and check out the huge selection of ferns.
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