Schefflera arboricola are fantastic houseplants with beautiful foliage. They are not difficult to look after and will tolerate some neglect as well as help clean the surrounding air, making them one of the most popular of houseplants.
Also known as the Dwarf Umbrella Tree, Schefflera arboricola has green, glossy splayed leaves reminiscent of an umbrella. Schefflera arboricola is a compact variety with dark green leaves that are smaller than many of the other Schefflera varieties. They are fast growing, but are readily trimmed into shape, making them adaptable as small plants displayed on a table through to tall, specimen floor plants.
Please note: Schefflera are prone to stress after a change in location and leaf drop is common. Your plant should stabilise within a few months.
If the leaves are turning black before dropping, the plant has been overwatered. Allow the top 2 inches of soil to dry out before watering.
Prune back if the plant becomes leggy or too tall. Pinch out new growth if you want to keep the plant small and compact.
Wipe leaves occasionally with a damp cloth to remove dust and keep your Dwarf Umbrella looking fresh and feeling fine.
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