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schefflera

Refers to the Araliev family. Fatherland - East Asia, Japan.

General description : Scheffler - a tree-like unpretentious plant up to 2, 5 in height with beautiful bright finger-shaped leaves on long cuttings that depart from one point. For this feature, the sheffler is called in the nation an umbrella tree. There are forms with leaves in snow-white or yellow spots. In the room, the Scheffler does not bloom at all. Needs to periodically pinch shoots.

Schefflera octophyllum (Scheffler eight-leaved) owns bright veins on the leaves.

Schefflera digitata (Scheffler's finger) is notable for its compactness.

Schefflera actinophylla (Scheffler effusive) - the most common species, is a strongly branching tree, at a young age, bushy.

Recommendations for the care of the Scheffler plant:

Illumination : Needs bright, but diffused light.

Irrigation regime : Abundant during growth, moderate in winter

He does not adore overflow, nor the drying out of the earth.

Humidity of air : It loves high humidity, it is necessary to spray often, periodically to wash under a shower. Keep away from drafts.

Temperature regime : Optimal coolness, 13-14 ° C, no higher than 20 ° C, in winter at least 12 ° C.

Soil : Recommended soil mix: 2 elements of turf, 1 share of leaf land, 1 share of humus, 1 share of peat and 1 share of sand.

During the growth period, it needs fertilizing once a week with liquid complex fertilizers.

Breeding : With stem cuttings in the summer with phytohormones and soil heating.

Transplantation : Transplanted through a couple of years.

Pests : It strikes a spider mite (in a dry atmosphere, leaves and stems are braided with cobwebs), a cyclamen mite (appears with excessive moisture, looks like a layer of speck of dust on the lower surface of the leaf) and thrips (gray dots appear on the leaves).

With a small infection, the plant is allowed to help finish with a soap solution and a warm wash.

In case of severe damage, spraying with an insecticide solution is recommended.

Scheffler's dendritic - schefflera arboricola

schefflera arboricola - schefflera arboricola

schefflera eight leafy (or radiant) - schefflera octophylla