ARALIACEAE
Brassaia actinophylla

Common names:  Schefflera, Umbrella tree

Light needs:  High light; will tolerate some direct sun.

Best temperatures:  Average to warm conditions.

Water and humidity needs:  Allow the soil to dry between waterings.

Growing guidelines:  Repot as needed in an all-purpose soil.  Fertilize monthly in spring and summer, while plants are actively growing.

Common problems:  Scales and spider mites may find their way to this plant.

Propagation:  Take cuttings, air layer the stems, or grow new plants from seed.

Currently in Greenhouse:  Yes

 

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