Plant Care Schefflera

Schefflera

4.5 out of 5 (35 experiences)

Schefflera has a Large, lush leaves plant personality Large, lush leaves
Schefflera has a Survivor plant personality Survivor

Taxonomy

Schefflera actinophylla
Schefflera
Araliaceae
Apiales

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

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Finding light for Schefflera in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Schefflera: 1ft from a window
1ft or less from
a window

Schefflera love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.

Place it less than 1ft from a south-facing window to maximize the potential for growth.

Schefflera does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

Select your region 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.

FAQs
Difficulty Level

Schefflera is generally considered an easy-to-care-for plant and makes a great choice for beginners!


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Propagation

Care Summary for Schefflera

Schefflera

Schefflera


Greg recommends:

Water

0.5 cups every 9 days

Placement

< 1ft 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.

What other plant parents say

Schefflera has a Large, lush leaves plant personality Large, lush leaves 20
Schefflera has a Survivor plant personality Survivor 17
Schefflera has a Fast grower plant personality Fast grower 14
Schefflera has a Easy to propagate plant personality Easy to propagate 4
Schefflera has a Pet friendly plant personality Pet friendly 4
Schefflera has a Blooms easily plant personality Blooms easily 3
Schefflera has a Browns easily plant personality Browns easily 1
Saltygoose avatar
@Saltygoose
leaf-1 28 Plants
xp 557 XP
globe Phoenix, Arizona
08/10/2021

He just be vibing. Not really doin much and I love that for him

Kat avatar
@Kat
leaf-1 5 Plants
xp 91 XP
globe Hawthorne, New Jersey
07/27/2021

LOVE this plant but you need space for it!!

Fast grower Fast grower
Large, lush leaves Large, lush leaves
Blooms easily Blooms easily
Survivor Survivor
Kat avatar
@Kat
leaf-1 5 Plants
xp 91 XP
globe Hawthorne, New Jersey
07/27/2021

LOVE this plant but you need space for it!!

Fast grower Fast grower
Large, lush leaves Large, lush leaves
Blooms easily Blooms easily
Survivor Survivor
Kat avatar
@Kat
leaf-1 5 Plants
xp 91 XP
globe Hawthorne, New Jersey
07/27/2021

LOVE this plant but you need to have space for it!

Fast grower Fast grower
Large, lush leaves Large, lush leaves
Blooms easily Blooms easily
Survivor Survivor
Soccer21 avatar
@Soccer21
leaf-1 4 Plants
xp 124 XP
globe Allegany, New York
07/27/2021

Doing great! Even in our household conditions

Survivor Survivor
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@Ilikeplants
leaf-1 5 Plants
xp 104 XP
globe Eagle, Idaho
07/18/2021

I love that when I got it the plant was very small but in a few months it grew so much, it’s very rewarding to see it thrive

Fast grower Fast grower
Survivor Survivor
Alicia avatar
@Alicia
leaf-1 5 Plants
xp 74 XP
globe Palmdale, California
07/09/2021

Easy care. Low maintenance

Fast grower Fast grower
Easy to propagate Easy to propagate
Survivor Survivor
Greenlife avatar
@Greenlife
leaf-1 8 Plants
xp 237 XP
06/29/2021

Great grower, easy to take care of in the house!

Fast grower Fast grower
Large, lush leaves Large, lush leaves
Sarah avatar
@Sarah
leaf-1 1 Plants
xp 31 XP
globe Dallas, Texas
06/27/2021

Get spider miter easily

Dona avatar
@Dona
leaf-1 29 Plants
xp 1,281 XP
globe Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin
05/27/2021

Beautiful lush leaves and low maintenance

Large, lush leaves Large, lush leaves
Harvongreg avatar
@Harvongreg
leaf-1 2 Plants
xp 64 XP
05/27/2021

they need a LOT of drainage!!

Survivor Survivor
Fast grower Fast grower
Large, lush leaves Large, lush leaves
Amelia avatar
@Amelia
leaf-1 5 Plants
xp 66 XP
globe Gladesville, New South Wales
05/22/2021

Beautiful plant that grows tall and is easy to look after. However has some sticky residue that needs cleaning off leaves & surfaces every now and then.

Survivor Survivor
Hayle avatar
@Hayle
leaf-1 8 Plants
xp 198 XP
05/21/2021

This is my day one plant! Seen him go from overwatered and dying to almost growing up to 2 feet tall!

Survivor Survivor
Fast grower Fast grower
Large, lush leaves Large, lush leaves
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@Sarah_blanche
leaf-1 28 Plants
xp 778 XP
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 gusty winds we were having. Within just a week or two I noticed lots of new growth sprouting at the top so I decided to keep her inside. Since then she’s been thriving with new, wider growth. You can see the difference in leaves in the picture provided. About a week ago, she started dropping her older leaves and I can’t figure out why. Any ideas??

Fast grower Fast grower
Large, lush leaves Large, lush leaves
Ksagerh avatar
@Ksagerh
leaf-1 14 Plants
xp 306 XP
globe Boyne Falls, Michigan
05/08/2021

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

Easy to propagate Easy to propagate
Survivor Survivor
Pet friendly Pet friendly
Bethany avatar
@Bethany
leaf-1 6 Plants
xp 104 XP
globe Remington, Virginia
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.

Browns easily Browns easily

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