Description For Schefflera Variegated
How to grow Schefflera VariegatedPlant Description: Schefflera variegated is a beautiful "trouble-free" evergreen plant. This versatile shrub is ideal for home, office, dorm or anywhere and does well in low to high lighting conditions. Its tiny umbrella shaped, leathery, variegated yellow-green leaves forming a dense canopy make it very popular. Schefflera variegated needs minimal indoor care and is suitable for making Bonsai.
Botanical Name: Schefflera arboricola
Plant type: Ornamental foliage plant.
Growth Habit: Erect shrub.
Growth Rate: Slow.
Average Landscape Size: Capable of growing up to 5-10 ft, tall & wide if left unpruned.
How to care for Schefflera variegatedSoil: Well-drained fertile soil with added organic manure.
Pot Size: 12-16 inch pot.
Potting/Transplanting: Select a pot with proper drainage holes. To prevent water logging, cover the drainage holes with broken pieces of earthen pots or brick pieces before putting the soil. Transplant the Schefflera variegated sapling in a pot along with root-ball of original soil. Carefully place the plant in the middle of the pot & cover the roots completely with remaining soil.
Repotting: Schefflera variegated should be repotted every year; especially when the plant has grown too big, has an extra root bound, oversized as compared to the old pot.
Sunlight: Schefflera variegated can grow under full sunlight, filtered sun or even full shade.
Water: Before watering allow the top 50% of the soil to dry out. In low light conditions, water a Schefflera variegated Plant once a week in winters & twice a week in summers.
Fertiliser: Provide nitrogenous fertilisers & cow-dung manure every 3-4 months.
Temperature: Recommended temperature range for is between 25-35 degree Celsius.
Humidity: Schefflera variegated likes conditions with high humidity.
Pruning: Trim the tips of Schefflera variegated to promote new growth.
Propagation: Schefflera variegated can be propagated via stem cutting or air layering.
Companion Plants: Dracaena, ferns, Rhoeo, Ribbon Grass, Ixora, Dieffenbach, Aralia.
|Type of Plants||Focal Plants, Foliage Pattern Plants, Shrub Plants|
|Water Schedule||Twice a week|
|Speciality||A shrub with Compound, whorled, leathery, yellow-green Variegated, shiny leaves.|
|Design Use||Shady patches of garden, Focal point in containers, Fancy indoor pots.|
|Ideal Location||Potted in corridors, bigger lobbies, living room corners.|
|Packing Weight||750 g|
|Packing Height||32 cm|
|Packing Depth||10 cm|
|Packing Width||10 cm|