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Scientific Name: Schefflera arboricola
Pronunciation: shef-LER-uh ar-bor-ee-KO-luh
Common Name: dwarf umbrella plant
Family Name: Araliaceae
Plant Type: Indoor foliage plant
Key ID Features: Leaves palmately compound, almost whorled, with 7-11 leaflets, glossy medium green; leaflets are elliptical to oblanceolate in varying sizes with a smooth margin and acute to rounded tips; flowers insignificant.
Course(s): HORT 1155

Habit: Dense, Stiffly upright
Form: Oval - vertical
Texture: Medium - coarse
Mature Size:
Height:0.7 - 1.3m
Spread:1.0 - 1.5m
Growth Rate:Moderate
Hardiness Rating: Zone 10: (-1 to 4 C)
Exposure: Part sun/part shade
Soil/ Growing Medium: Well-drained
Water Use: Moderate
Landscape Uses: Indoor plant
Additional Info: Google. Plants will grow much larger in the wild.
dwarf umbrella plant
Leaf Morphology: Glossary
Form: Compound
Arrangement: Alternate
Texture/ Venation: Leathery, Palmate venation
Surfaces: Lustrous
Compound Leaf: Digitate (palmate)
Colour in Fall: Green
Leaf(let) Terms:
Shapes: Elliptic, Oblanceolate, Obovate
Apices: Acute, Rounded
Bases: Cuneate
Margins: Entire
Additional Info: Leaflets have pinnate venation.

Inflorescence Type: Panicle
Flower Morphology:
Colour (petals): Not showy, Red
Flower Scent: None
Flower Time at Peak: Jun, Jul, Aug
Additional Info: Unlikely to form on indoor plants
Fruit Type: Drupe, Aborted (hybrids) or absent, Aggregate fruit
Fruit Colour: Dark-red
Fruiting Time:
Additional Info: Fruit insignificant, Unlikely to form on indoor plants
Bark Morphology: Lightly fissured, Smooth
Bark or Stem Colour: Brown, Green
Organ Modifications: Stipule, leafy, stipules merge with the petiole

Propagation: Seed
Plant Care:
Optimal Temp.: High indoor temperature
Light Level:Medium indoor light level
Pest Susceptibility: Aphids or adelgids, Mites, Scale insects, Thrips, ( Pest resistant, Disease resistant )
(GNH) GreeNHouse
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