Schefflera

The Schefflera is another one of those low maintenance houseplants. With proper pruning, the foliage can stay compact and full. When pruning make sure to not trim more than 1/3 of the plant; otherwise it might be pretty upset. 

 

Easy Care Facts:

Humidity:

Schefflera are able to grow in typical humidity, but it is suggested to use a humidifier or pebble try to maintain a little bit higher level of humidity. 

Fertilizer: 

Give your Schefflera diluted fertilizer during growing, warmer months. 

Temperature:

This plant prefers temperatures between 60-80 degrees. Avoid temperatures below 50 degrees, as this could shock the plant and damage the foliage. 

Water:

Your Schefflera is a very simple plant and doesn’t mind if you occasionally wait too long between waterings. Its time to water when the top 3/4 of dirt becomes dry. Get your fingers dirty and stick them in the pot to feel the moisture of the dirt. Allow the excess to drain out the bottom, and make sure to discard any water in the saucer so there is no standing water; which can lead to root rot. Water even less during the winter when the plant is not actively growing.

Toxicity:

This plant is toxic to humans and pets. If the leaves are cut open, the sap inside can cause minor skin irritation. Wear gloves when pruning or repotting your plant to be safe. If ingested, it can cause mouth and digestive irritation.