Plant Care Alpine Schefflera

Alpine Schefflera

About Alpine Schefflera

Alpine Schefflera is a relatively rare houseplant 🌿 that needs regular watering to thrive.


Heptapleurum alpinum

Also known as

Schefflera amate

How to care for Alpine Schefflera


How often to water your Alpine Schefflera

Water needs for Alpine Schefflera
0.5 cups
every 9

Alpine Schefflera needs 0.5 cups of water every 9 when it doesn’t get direct sunlight and is potted in a 5" pot.

Use our water calculator to personalize watering recommendations to your environment or download Greg for more advanced recommendations for all of your plants.

Calculate water needs of Alpine Schefflera

Water 0.5 cups every

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Finding light for Alpine Schefflera in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Alpine Schefflera: 3ft from a window
3ft or less from
a window

Alpine Schefflera may have difficulty thriving, and will drop leaves 🍃, without ample sunlight.

Place it less than 3 feet from a south-facing window to maximize the potential for growth.

Select your region to see how the current weather in your area affects the placement of Alpine Schefflera in your home 🏡.


How to fertilize Alpine Schefflera

Nutrient, fertilizer, and repotting needs for Alpine Schefflera: repot after 2X growth

Most potting soils come with ample nutrients which plants use to produce new growth.

By the time your plant has depleted the nutrients in its soil it’s likely grown enough to need a larger pot anyway.

To replenish this plant's nutrients, repot your Alpine Schefflera after it doubles in size or once a year—whichever comes first.

Water Needs

Care Summary for Alpine Schefflera

Alpine Schefflera

Alpine Schefflera

Greg recommends:


0.5 cups every 9 days


< 3ft from a window


Repot after 2x growth

Based on the 4” pot your plant is in, and that it doesn’t get direct sunlight.

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