01 June 2011

Hawaiian Schefflera/ Umbrella Tree




Umbrella Tree  
Hawaiian Schefflera
Schefflera arboricola




A robust tree that does well both indoors and out and can adjust to a wide range of indoor conditions; it's not winter hardy outdoors in cold climates. 

Umbrella Tree














This small-leafed Schefflera develops a rough wood-like trunk and branches that make it ideal for bonsai cultivation.





Schefflera will produce
 aerial roots
Keep Schefflera arboricola shaped with selective pruning. The dwarf Schefflera can handle radical pruning and come back strongly. Don’t be afraid to prune the plant as needed to maintain the size and shape.






Fertilize at one third strength when actively growing.

2011 schefflera arboricola

1992 schefflera arboricola




Slightly moist soil, but do not allow the soil to dry out can handle some under watering.  But overwater it and rot the roots and kill the plant. Even, consistent watering.  When you do water, water thoroughly.  Rinse off any dust off the leaves when you water.  In winter water the plant sparingly as the plant requires less water because the plant becomes dormant.   



Can tolerate low light, but grows more strongly with high light but, the more light, the more compact the stronger the growth.





Shefflera are tropical trees and prefer to be above 55Fo  but must be kept above freezing. Shefflera appreciate being outdoors in summer.



schefflera arboricola 
 in suiban



Under very high humidity conditions Schefflera will produce aerial roots that, when they reach the ground, will convert to fully functional roots.




Janine














In summer the dwarf Schefflera
can handle radical pruning
 and come back strongly
This small-leafed Schefflera develops a rough wood-like trunk and branches that make it ideal for bonsai cultivation. Robust tree that does well both indoors and out and can adjust to a wide range of indoor conditions; it's not winter hardy outdoors in cold climates.



A month after hard pruning



















  The Umbrella Tree

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