Gardening - Schefflera Care

 


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Schefflera is a tropical plant , Insect Spray Warnings and Healthy Alternatives that is commonly kept as an indoor plant. , 3 Easy Steps to Growing s from Seed They are sold in many different varieties today and can even be kept as a bonsai tree! , Give your Seeds a Head Start - How to Start Your Seeds Indoor The Schefflera is relatively easy to care for and makes a great house plant. , Planning Permission Tips UK - Landscaping Schemes - Do They Add Value-Is It The Chicken Or The Egg?

The Schefflera is native to Malaysia and is often referred to as the umbrella tree. , Decorative Outdoor Lighting There are two main varieties of this tree, , What is Roofscaping? the Arboricola and the Actinophylla. The Arboricola is the most common type that is kept today and is found in several different forms. The regular Arboricola just has the normal green , Annuals For Shade leaves. The Arboricola Renate has green , 3 Easy Steps to Growing Plants from Seed leaves, but they are rippled. The Arboricola Gold Capella has green , Decorative Outdoor Lighting leaves as well as yellow or gold leaves. The Arboricola Trinette has green , Invisible Fences leaves and cream leaves. New varieties of this plant , Grow the BEST Tasting Tomatoes are constantly being introduced so you are bound to see other types as well.

The Schefflera needs lots of light , Easy Care Of Phalaenopsis to grow, , Fountains: A Garden's Best Friend but it must not be kept in direct sunlight. During the summer, , Making a Garden Pond With a Pond Liner it is especially important that no direct sun , Rose Planting - Tips and Advice reaches the plant, , Do You Know About A Bamboo Orchid even through the windows. , Saving Seeds from Your Garden Windows , Clematis Care can make the sun , 3 Easy Steps to Growing Plants from Seed even more dangerous. If kept in direct sun, , What's In Your Yard the leaves of this plant , How to Prune Lilac Shrubs will get burned.

It is important that you do not over water , Insect Spray Warnings and Healthy Alternatives this plant , Coneflower or Echinacea - the Best Thing in Your Bed or it will develop root , Rose Planting - Tips and Advice rot. Only water , Planning Permission Tips UK - Landscaping Schemes - Do They Add Value-Is It The Chicken Or The Egg? it when the soil , Invisible Fences is dry. You can water , Clematis Care this plant , Painted Adirondack Chairs-The Perfect Addition to Any Home or Garden from the top or the bottom. If you water , Do You Want to Have Concrete Balls? from the bottom, put the pot , Fountains: A Garden's Best Friend in water , Cold Frame Greenhouse - Maximize The Natural Warmth Of The Sun for about ten minutes and the plant , Whack 'Em Back - Getting More Flowers by Pruning will take up the water , Clematis Care that it needs. If you water , Indoor falls from the top, water , A Leaf Blower Has More Uses Than You Think it until the water , Cold Frame Greenhouse - Maximize The Natural Warmth Of The Sun drains through the bottom. If the leaves are turning black, this means that the soil , How to Prune Lilac Shrubs is staying too wet. If the leaves are wrinkling up, then the plant , Growing Great Asparagus is too dry.

Because this is a tropical plant, , 3 Easy Steps to Growing s from Seed it needs to have moisture , A Modern Day Glove Affair in the air. , Gardening for Birds Part 2 You can mist the leaves regularly to provide water , Decorative Outdoor Lighting but often this is not enough. This plant , Decorative Outdoor Lighting is used to a very humid environment , Best Perennial Plants for Summer Color and you will need to supply this water. , Tips for Planting an Outdoor Herb Garden The best way to create the humidity for your plant , Forever & Ever Double Pink Hydrangea is to get a tray and put some pebbles and water , What's In Your Yard in it. Then set your plant , Indoor Waterfalls on the pebbles. Make sure that the level of the water , Invisible Fences is below the level of the pebbles and that your plant , Wrought Iron Garden Benches is not sitting in water. , Planning Permission Tips UK - Landscaping Schemes - Do They Add Value-Is It The Chicken Or The Egg? The water , What is Roofscaping? will evaporate and the leaves will get the moisture , Barefoot at the Cottage they need.

Make sure you use a good quality soil , Types Of Palm Trees that contains plenty of nutrients. You should also use fertilizer according to the instructions on the package. If you want to make sure your leaves do not turn yellow, you can add some liquid iron two to three times a year.

The Schefflera is very prone to getting mites. You need to clean the leaves regularly to prevent this. They especially like to live on the underside of the leaves, so be sure you check there. Cleaning the leaves will also prevent dust build up and allow the sun , Wrought Iron Garden Benches to adequately reach the leaves. To clean it, use a warm, damp washcloth.

This plant , Give your Seeds a Head Start - How to Start Your Seeds Indoor is not that hard to keep. The main things to remember are: don't keep the plant , Gardening and Flowers wet, place , Planning Permission Tips UK - Landscaping Schemes - Do They Add Value-Is It The Chicken Or The Egg? the plant , What's In Your Yard in a bright area and watch out for mites. Also, don't be scared to prune , Gardening Vertically: Fad, Emerging Frontier or Long-Overlooked Art Form the Schefflera. It will do fine after pruning. , Wrought Iron Garden Benches
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