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.
schefflera arboricola - schefflera arboricola
schefflera eight leafy (or radiant) - schefflera octophylla