Do you know how to care for a schefflera? Dwarf schefflera arbicolas can go by many names, they like to keep you confused I think. Here at Enchanted Florist we just call them scheffs, our sweet wholesale plant lady Maria calls them arbicolas, but you also might here dwarf scheff, dwarf umbrella tree, or just umbrella scheff. Or any combination of those!
We carry a variety of scheffleras and other types of house plants and we are always getting asked how do I take care of my new plant. I’ll cover a little of how to take care of a schefflera below.
Oh no, my plant is loosing leaves!
When you first bring your (we’ll say scheff) home, its common for them to go through an acclimation period. Don’t panic if your plant starts to drop leaves or thins out, it’s perfectly normal!
How to care for a schefflera
Scheffs can adapt to a wide variety of light levels, but they prefer high light if possible, especially if they are of the variegated variety. They have an extensive root system and if outside will often grow toward a water source. Scheffs do not like wet toes, so don’t let them sit in water, not even in the saucer as this will promote disease.
What type of plant do I send to a friend?
Scheffs and closet plants are both great options when sending a plant to someone who doesn’t have the greenest of thumbs. They are easy care, low maintenance plants that should grow well in most houses. Our plants can be decorated to fit any personality or to match any home. Below, our scheff is decorated with a bamboo armature and butterfly. Click here to order item RM-413.
And as always, you can call us and talk to our staff about any plant problems or questions you may be having. We don’t mind at all, you can even call if the plant didn’t come from our store.
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