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Brassaia arboricola/Dwarf Shefflera

Brassaia arboricola / Brassaia arboricola
Dwarf form of the schefflera makes an excellent indoor container-grown specimen
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Dwarf form of the schefflera makes an excellent indoor container-grown specimen

Large, healthy mature plant

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Scientific Name: Brassaia arboricola
Common Name: Dwarf Shefflera
Plant Type: Evergreen
Leaf Type: Broadleaf
Hardiness Zone: 9, 10, 11 Determine Your Zone
Height: 5-8 feet
Spread: 3 -5 feet
Light Exposure: Part Sun, Filtered Shade, Morning sun
Drainage: Well drained, Moist
Rate of Growth: Slow
Water Requirement: Medium
Maintenance Level: Low
Susceptible to insects
and diseases:
Yes
Landscape Categories: Tropical, Exotic, and Indoor Plants
Comments: This makes an excellent indoor plant in places where other tropicals may not grow because of poor light conditions. Provide as much morning sunlight as possible. Cut back old straggly plants in early spring, repot, and place outdoors in a shaded area and allow plant to rejuvenate. Return plant to indoor space before the danger of a winter freeze. Aphids can sometime be a problem.