Schefflera actinophylla

Australian Ivy-Palm, Octopus Tree, Queensland Umbrella Tree

Grown outdoors as large shrubs to small evergreen trees in warm and temperate climates, Scheffleras are also favorite houseplants. Their tropical look comes from palmlike groups of leaves on long stalks. Some types reach more than 6 feet tall. Grow about 1 foot per year. Best in high humidity and moderate warmth. South light best. Mist and water often indoors. Big leaves produce lots of oxygen and clean air of pollution.
Schefflera actinophylla, Australian Ivy-Palm, Octopus Tree, Queensland Umbrella Tree
Outdoors, this shrub or small tree has flowers up to 3 feet long, which change from greenish-yellow to pink to red. Small, dark purple fruit follows. Flowers do not bloom indoors. Also used in bonsai.

Attributes - Schefflera actinophylla

Plant Type: Shrub, Tree

Foliage: Evergreen

Height: 20 ft. to 36 ft.

Width: 30 ft.

Sunlight: Full Sun, Partial Sun, Shade

Climate: Zones 10, 11

Notes: Thrives in Dry Climates, Hot Climates. Container Plants, Drought Tolerant, Fragrant, Low Maintenance.

 
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