Also known as umbrella plant or arbicola, schefflera is among the most popular indoor plants, valued for its beauty, adaptability and undemanding nature. That said, problems with schefflera do arise, so it helps to have information to combat these issues. The following articles will provide helpful tips for growing and caring for schefflera plants and more.
In the wild, in-ground plants can reach 8 feet (2 m.) in height but you can easily keep it smaller by tip pruning. Transplanting a potted Schefflera will encourage new growth and keep the root system happy. Learn how to repot a Schefflera plant in this article.
Schefflera is popular as a houseplant and is usually grown for its attractive foliage. Most people in temperate regions have never seen a schefflera blooming, and it would be easy to assume that the plant doesn?t produce flowers. Learn more in this article.
Life indoors in a pot can be hard on a plant, and can often result in leggy, unhealthy looking shapes. That?s when it?s time to prune. Learn more about trimming schefflera houseplants and how to prune a schefflera in this article.
Can Schefflera plants grow outside? Sadly, the plant is not reliably hardy below United States Department of Agriculture zones 10 and 11, but it will make an interesting container specimen that can be moved indoors. Learn more in this article.
Schefflera plants are remarkably tolerant houseplants and do well in a variety of situations; however, they are also prey to insect pests. Sticky Schefflera leaves are likely a symptom of some hitchhiking bugs that are sucking the life out of your prized plant.