Schefflera Arboricola is excellent at purifying the air of harmful toxins such as: formaldehyde and benzene (which is found in detergents, plastics and pesticides), trichloroethylene (found in dry cleaning solvents), toluene (which is found in paint thinner and nail polish), ammonia and, of course, carbon dioxide.
This plant requires medium to high light and can tolerate direct sun indoors. It should be rotated occasionally since it grows toward the light.
It tolerates dry soil but should be watered when the top of the soil gets dry – every 10-14 days should do. Plant in a well-drained soil. If it is over watered or kept wet, the leaves will turn black.
Schefflera’s love humidity but can tolerate the dry air in most homes.
Fertilize once or twice a year. It will grow faster if it is kept fertilized. If it gets too big, it can be pruned causing it to grow fuller and bushier.
“Clean Air” Plant
Common Name: Dwarf umbrella tree
Origin: Native to Taiwan and Hainan
Available in 6, 10 and 14 inch
This plant is not meant for human or animal consumption.