Schefflera actinophylla

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Alternative names: Also known as Umbrella Plant, or Australian Umbrella Tree.

Source: I originally bough this plant at a local B&Q on 28th February 2021.


Pot: I repotted it from its rootbound nursery pot into the one in the photo on the right. I used a 50:50 mix of coir and Perlite.

Watering: I water this plant every one or two weeks depending on how warm it’s been in the house. I also spray the leaves quite frequently. It doesn’t like to be over-watered at all and will start yellowing the leaves and dropping them if it’s unhappy.

Feeding: I feed with liquid houseplant fertiliser every week or so when watering during the growing season.

Progress pictures: