10 Gallon
Arboricola / Green
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Arboricola / Green

Latin Name:

Schefflera arboricola

Plant Type:

Tree

Description:

Five to nine leaflets on a medium length stalk (the whole leaf about 12” (30cm) overall), set closely up the branch make a dense bush or small tree. Green and variegated forms are available.

Origin:

Taiwan

Environment:

Suitable for the home or a greenhouse

Foliage:

Yes

Flowering:

No

Fragrant:

No

Growing Ease:

Will grow for anybody

Temperature:

60-85°F, 16-29°C

Humidity:

Medium humidity

Lighting Needs:

Does best in full sunlight coming from the South/East/West

Soil Type:

A GOOD general purpose potting soil (a soil that retains water yet drains well) will suffice. Check purchased soil to see that it is well aerated and add sand or perlite and peat moss if it seems to pack too tightly. Give the plants a chance to settle in before going back to whatever fertilization program has been successful for you. If you want to mix your own take: 1 part garden soil, 1 part coarse sand or perlite, 1 part moist peat or humus (leaf mold) and a light dusting of lime. Always use a pot with a hole.

Watering:

Drench the soil and let it become moderately dry between waterings. If you use rainwater, be careful as it could be acidic. Use warm water.
Fertilizer:
Feed monthly spring through summer with a water soluble fertilizer.

Plant Pests:

Prone to mealy bugs, scale and aphids. Always inspect any new plant for pests before introducing it to your home or greenhouse.

Propagation:

Seeds/ stem cuttings with bottom heat in the spring through summer. It is best to propagate any type of cuttings or seeds in a mixture of moist peat and perlite. Cover the pot and plant with a plastic bag secured by a rubber band to prevent the moisture from escaping. Place in indirect sunlight or under a fluorescent light. Repot in its regular mix after it has been growing for a while.

Gardening Tips & Care:

Mist frequently with warm water (lime free to avoid leaf staining) and avoid drafts. If the roots start to grow out of the bottom of the pot, it’s time to repot!

Is Genus:

No

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