Plant Care Schefflera
1/10

Schefflera

3.5 out of 5 (4 experiences)

Schefflera has a Fast grower plant personality Fast grower
Schefflera has a Large, lush leaves plant personality Large, lush leaves

Taxonomy

Schefflera actinophylla
Schefflera
Araliaceae
Apiales

What other plant parents say

Schefflera has a Fast grower plant personality Fast grower 1
Schefflera has a Large, lush leaves plant personality Large, lush leaves 1
Schefflera has a Browns easily plant personality Browns easily 1
Schefflera has a Easy to propagate plant personality Easy to propagate 1
Schefflera has a Survivor plant personality Survivor 1
Schefflera has a Pet friendly plant personality Pet friendly 1
Ss avatar on Greg, the plant care app
@Ss
Rating of the plant Schefflera named Octopus tree by Ss on Greg, the plant care app
05/13/2021

I am worried about this one. It was on my mostly shady front porch for about a year and I thought she was doing great. That was until I brought her inside back in January to keep her out of the super…

Read more

Bethany avatar on Greg, the plant care app
@Bethany
Jeffersonton, VA
Rating of the plant Schefflera named Destiny by Bethany on Greg, the plant care app
02/12/2021

I can’t get mine to stay alive!!! She was very happy outside in the spring. Now that she is inside during winter she loses leaves out shoots new growth. She is impossible to keep happy.

Ksagerh avatar on Greg, the plant care app
@Ksagerh
Boyne Falls, MI
Rating of the plant Schefflera named nemo by Ksagerh on Greg, the plant care app
05/08/2021

It has been neglected by my family several times but it’s still fine!! very easy to take care of !!!!

How to care for Schefflera

Water

How often to water your Schefflera

Water needs for Schefflera
0.5 cups
every 9

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 Schefflera

Water 0.5 cups every
9

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

Select the pot size

5"
Light

Check the growing potential in your area

A plant's growing potential is determined from its location, the time of year, and current local weather.

Select a city to check sunlight intensity

Finding light for Schefflera in your home

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

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

Nutrients

How to fertilize Schefflera

Nutrient, fertilizer, and repotting needs for 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 Schefflera after it doubles in size or once a year—whichever comes first.

Care Summary for Schefflera

Schefflera

Schefflera


Greg recommends:

Water

0.5 cups every 9 days

Placement

< 3ft from a window

Nutrients

Repot after 2x growth

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

Trending in your area

Similar to Schefflera

Discover rare plants

This plant is popular in