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Types of Houseplants

Schefflera arboricola
Australian Umbrella Tree, Hawaiian Schefflera

This schefflera is easier to grow than the Brassaia Umbrella Tree. It is smaller and the leaves are more obovate.


Plant in regular potting mix. Follow the same directions as for Brassaia.

Special Requirements

Help keep bushy by pinching out the growing tips. Spider mites do not attack this schefflera as often as the other schefflera, Brassaia.