How to Grow Schefflera Plants: Planting, Growing, and Care

How to Grow Schefflera Plants Planting, Growing, and Care

SCHEFFLERA PLANT DESCRIPTION

Lush, rather large, bushy, or tree-like, depending on species and formation, room shampoo can reach a height of 80 inches (2 m), but with proper care is most often limited to 40–60 inches (1–1.5 m). Schefflera grows rather slowly. Today, in addition to the traditional form, Schefflera is very popular in the shape of a bonsai.

SPECIES OF INDOOR SCHEFFLERA PLANT

Schefflera arboricola is a compact species, 30–47 inches (0.8–1.2 m) long, with woody shoots that can be easily shaped by pruning. The dark foliage with smooth, inverted, teardrop-shaped lobes looks magnificent. There are many clumped forms and varieties with yellow, cream, and white spots on the leaves.

GROWING CONDITIONS FOR INDOOR SCHEFFLERA PLANTS

Growing Conditions for Indoor Schefflera Plants

CARING FOR SCHEFFLERA PLANT AT HOME

Careful watering is the basis for proper Schefflera care. Since it does not require frequent watering, it is suitable even for frequent travelers.

Self-propagation of Schefflera Offspring Requires Patience

PESTS AND PROBLEMS IN GROWING SCHEFFLERA

In high temperatures and low humidity, this plant is not susceptible to insect pests if not properly cared for. Thrips, scale mites, and spider mites can spread very quickly, attacking the leaves and the shoots, and are usually visible to the naked eye. At first suspicion, the plant should be isolated and treated with an insecticide (such as a biosimilar).

PROPAGATION OF SCHEFFLERA

Self-propagation of Schefflera offspring requires patience. The easiest way is to take cuttings. In Schefflera, root tip and stem cuttings are taken from non-woody shoots by immersing them under a hood in a light, breathable or inert substrate with controlled soil and air moisture stability. Bottom heating is desirable. Rooting takes several months, and young plants should be handled with great care.

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