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Schefflera

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Interesting Facts

Scheffleras are named after the German botanist Jacob Christian Scheffler.

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Schefflera   (Schefflera actinophylla)

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Queensland Umbrella Tree

Shrubs and trees with distinctive umbrella-shaped leaves make popular houseplants.

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Plant Types: Interior Plant, Perennial, Tree
Light: Shade to Full Sun
Height: 25 feet to 35 feet
Width: 10 feet to 15 feet
Zones: 14a to 15b
Bloom Color: Red
Bloom Seasons: Early summer, Mid summer, Late summer
Leaf Color: Green
Special Features: Attractive foliage, Attracts birds, Invasive, Naturalizing, North American native
Shape: Upright or erect
Fertilizer: Miracle-Gro® Liquid All Purpose Houseplant Food
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Plant Care
Planting:

Sow seeds in spring and provide protection from the cold. Root stem cuttings in summer. Provide bottom heat to promote root initiation and establishment.

Plant Growth:

Evergreen shrubs or small trees. Fast growing, tropical looking plants. Long stalked leaves divided into leaflets. Good container plant. Provide protection from cold winds.

Blooming:

Summer bloom, showy in some species.

Soil and Irrigation:

Regular water. Let dry between waterings. Does best with soil rich with organic matter that drains quickly.

Fertilization:

Provide a complete liquid fertilizer once per month.

Pruning:

If you do prune, do so in late summer.

Pests:

Rare.