Schefflera actinophylla has large, leathery leaves attached by thick stalks to the tree-like stem. Schefflera actinophylla is similar to Schefflera arboricola in appearance but has larger, leathery leaves attached by thick stalks to the tree-like stem. In young foliage, each stalk bears four or five leaflets but this increases with age to twelve or more.
Scheffleras grow right round the Pacific rim from America to Australia, mostly in thickets along stream banks in humid damp forests.
The two main indoor species get their common names from the spread of the leaf veins, which set the leaflets into an almost perfectly symmetrical umbrella or parasol.
- 500+ ft. Candles
- Low - Medium
- Warm min temp 65°F
- Avoid cold and overwatering