Schefflera arboricola 'Nora' | Umbrella Tree

aka. Umbrella Tree

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In its native habitat, Schefflera arboricola can grow to 4m but it’s unlikely to be so vigorous as a houseplant. It does grow fast and when in the right conditions can produce 30 cm of new growth a year. The cultivar ‘Nora’ is more compact and 1.5m is its full height.

LIGHT | Schefflera arboricola needs plenty of bright indirect light.

HUMIDITY | Does not have any specific humidity needs and is happy in a normal household environment.

WATER | Wait until the soil is just dry before you water.

SOIL | Well-draining houseplant soil. 

TEMPERATURE | This plant likes warm conditions: 10-27℃. It will suffer under 10℃.

REPOTTING | Repot every 2 or 3 years. The pot should be big enough to be stable as the plant grows and some staking or other support may be required.

HOW TO PROPAGATESchefflera arboricola can be propagated by taking cuttings. To do this, select a 10cm long shoot from near the main stem. Place in a pot with 50% compost/50% grit, making sure you keep half the stem above the level of the compost.

Water and place in a propagator until the cutting has rooted. Cuttings can also be water rooted successfully.

COMMON PROBLEMS | The most common problem with Schefflera arboricola is leaf drop. This is a symptom of overwatering.

Toxic to pets.

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