Scientific name - Schefflera Tree
Schefflera genus was named by JR and Foster, in 1776, in honor of JC Scheffler.
Popular names - cheflera, Dwarf Schefflera, Hawaiian Elf Schefflera.
Distribution and Habitat - originally from Taiwan, New Zealand and Australia.
Description - evergreen shrub, 3-4 m high. Leaves alternate, long-petiolate, palmately-compound, with 7.9 Folio, coriacee, folio obovata, glabra, margin entire, nervatiune pinnate, petiole thin, 12-15 cm long. Blossom terminal, glabra, 20 cm long, flowers arranged in umbele raceme, 0.7-1 cm in diameter, pedicel 5.8 mm long. Fruit drupe, ovoid, orange, 5 x 4 mm.
Growth rate - moderate.
Tolerances - not tolerate temperatures below 12 ˚ C.
Requirements - soil moist, well drained with semiumbrite exhibitions. Between watering is allowed to dry land. Ideal temperature is ranging 16-18 ˚ C. The best water for watering is the rain.
Management - is needed to control growth skims crown. It transvazeaza every 2 years, spring. During the vegetation is fertilizeaza to 15-20 days with water by pouring liquid fertilizers. In case of need, the plant is tutoreaza. If the air is too dry, the plant is sprayed every 2-3 days with rain water.
Propagation - by seeds and stem cuttings.
Diseases and pests - Planococcus citri Polyscias.
Cultivars and varieties - 'Cappella Gold' elegant, embroidered with white-yellow leaves, 'Green Golden' Variegata with green leaves, 'Variegata' leaves with yellow and green Panasaschis.
Properties and Uses - is suitable for training bonsailor.
Schefflera tree can cause allergies.
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