Arboricola Schefflera

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Schefflera arboricola

Schefflera arboricola, commonly called umbrella plant or dwarf schefflera, is an evergreen shrub or small tree that grows in tropical climates to 10-25′ tall. It is native to Taiwan. In the wild, it sometimes grows on other trees as an epiphyte. It is widely grown in temperate climates as a much smaller ornamental foliage houseplant rising to 3-6′ tall on upright stems clad with glossy, slender-stalked, compound, palmate, evergreen leaves. Each leaf has 7-9 obovate-oblong to elliptic leaflets (to 4-6″ long) arranged in a circle on leafstalks to 6″ long. Tiny red flowers in compound panicles bloom in summer. Flowers are followed by round orange drupes (to 1/4″) which mature to black. Indoor plants rarely flower.

Arboricola Schefflera

Arboricola Schefflera Image

Schefflera arboricola

Schefflera arboricola, commonly called umbrella plant or dwarf schefflera, is an evergreen shrub or small tree that grows in tropical climates to 10-25′ tall. It is native to Taiwan. In the wild, it sometimes grows on other trees as an epiphyte. It is widely grown in temperate climates as a much smaller ornamental foliage houseplant rising to 3-6′ tall on upright stems clad with glossy, slender-stalked, compound, palmate, evergreen leaves. Each leaf has 7-9 obovate-oblong to elliptic leaflets (to 4-6″ long) arranged in a circle on leafstalks to 6″ long. Tiny red flowers in compound panicles bloom in summer. Flowers are followed by round orange drupes (to 1/4″) which mature to black. Indoor plants rarely flower.