Schefflera (Variegated) or Dwarf Umbrella Tree (Schefflera arboricola) | Wild roots
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Schefflera (Variegated) or Dwarf Umbrella Tree (Schefflera arboricola)


Product Contains

Sr No. Item name
1 Schefflera – Plant
2 Round Plastic Pot (Black)

210.00 300.00

Estimated delivery date 2020/11/28

Description

Schefflera arboricola is a flowering plant in the family Araliaceae, native to Taiwan as well as Hainan. Its common name is dwarf umbrella tree, as it appears to be a smaller version of the umbrella tree, Schefflera actinophylla.

Plant Specifications

Common Name Dwarf Umbrella Tree
Maximum Reachable Height 40 feet tall
Flower Color white, pink or red
Bloom Time summer
Difficulty Level medium

Planting And Care

Light Requirement

  •  Plants are medium light plants, which means that they need bright but indirect light.
  • A common complaint about schefflera plants is that they get leggy and floppy.
  • This problem is caused by too little light.
  • Making sure that you are growing schefflera in the right kind of light will help prevent leggy growth. On the other side, you do not want to place a schefflera houseplant in direct, bright light, as this will burn the leaves.

Soil

  • Plant schefflera in a rich, loose potting media with moist compost.
  • A well-draining sandy loam soil with an acidic to slightly alkaline pH is ideal.
  • Avoid planting in a location where the soil becomes too wet or waterlogged.

Watering

  •  Be aware that watering correctly will help to keep your schefflera houseplant healthy.
  • To water correctly, wait until the soil in the pot dries out and then thoroughly soak the soil when you water.
  • Often, people will over water their schefflera plant and this will eventually kill it.
  • Yellow leaves that fall off the plant is a sign that you may be watering too much.

Application of Fertilizer

You do not need to fertilize your schefflera, but if you would like to, you can give it a half solution water soluble fertilizer once a year.

Re-potting

  • Repotting a Schefflera should be done when the container is crowded. In the wild, in-ground plants can reach 8 feet (2 m.) in height but you can easily keep it smaller by tip pruning. Transplanting a potted Schefflera will encourage new growth and keep the root system happy.

Schefflera Uses

Medicinal Use:

  • According to the concepts of traditional Chinese medicine, schefflera has bitter, sweet and warm properties, and is associated with the Liver meridian.
  • Its main functions are to promote the circulation of the blood and to alleviate pain. sore and/or swollen throat.
  • It can also help to relieve asthma

 

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