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Plant Know-How: Schefflera arboricola

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Schefflera arboricola has been a staple houseplant for a very long time. No doubt you've seen this plant before, your parents or grand parents may have even had one!  Schefflera arboricola, commonly called the Dwarf Umbrella Tree, is native to China where it can grow up to 26 feet tall. Don't worry if you don't have the space for a 26 foot tall tree in your home, it's very unlikely your Schefflera arboricola will grow that tall indoors! When grown indoors Schefflera arboricola tops out at 4-6 feet. This is a great choice if you're looking for an easy to care for, medium sized indoor tree.  Schefflera arboricola is by no means a difficult plant to care for. They are known to sometimes drop their leaves, which can prove puzzling to plant parents. If you want to demystify  Schefflera arboricola's care we've got all of the info you'll need!
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CARE TIPS FOR SCHEFFLERA ARBORICOLA:

Light Requirements: Schefflera arboricola does best grown in bright indirect light. When grown in lower light conditions you may notice your plant begin to drop its leaves.

Water Tips for Schefflera arboricola: Your Schefflera arboricola should be allowed to go almost completely dry in-between watering. A Schefflera arboricola left too wet for too long may also lead to leaf drop. This is a plant that will also appreciate a bit of added humidity!

The Best Soil for Schefflera arboricola: Schefflera arboricola does best when grown in a chunky, well draining mix. Your plant will thrive in our Folia Favorite Potting Mix!

Is Schefflera arboricola Pet Safe? Schefflera arboricola is not pet safe and should be kept away from any curious furry family members.

Did you know? If you Schefflera arboricola does begin to grow leggy you can prune it back to help it grow fuller! Simple use some sharp snips to prune back any growth that is looking leggy or sparse. Over time your plant will grow bushier and fuller!