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Scheffleras are named after the German botanist Jacob Christian Scheffler.
Shrubs and trees with distinctive umbrella-shaped leaves make popular houseplants.
|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 Seasons:||Early summer, Mid summer, Late summer|
|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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Sow seeds in spring and provide protection from the cold. Root stem cuttings in summer. Provide bottom heat to promote root initiation and establishment.
Evergreen shrubs or small trees. Fast growing, tropical looking plants. Long stalked leaves divided into leaflets. Good container plant. Provide protection from cold winds.
Summer bloom, showy in some species.
Regular water. Let dry between waterings. Does best with soil rich with organic matter that drains quickly.
Provide a complete liquid fertilizer once per month.
If you do prune, do so in late summer.