Monday, February 11, 2013

Showcase Schefflera

I just had to share this picture because this Schefflera is at least 10 years old and is thriving. It is encouraging to all would-be gardeners to see that the right care produces a lovely living specimen that will live you for years.  

This is my sister-in-law's rescue Schefflera.  It had outgrown someone's home and now is almost outgrowing hers.  It can be pruned, if necessary.  They do become elegant,  strong trees and exude deep calm.  Fortunately, they grow rather slowly and can grace your home for a long time.  Scheffleras are quite easy to maintain in the house which is why they have been doing that for years and years.

These grand ornamentals are originally from Queensland and New Guinea. 

Care Instructions--
  • They will do well in places with anywhere from bright indirect light to full sun. 
  •  Water when thoroughly dry on the top of t he soil.  A large specimen like this, in a 10"(25cm) diameter pot, can take up to 2 quarts of water when necessary.  
  • Fertilize regularly and it will keep it's deep rich color.

**To see other plants on this blog click here:   The Indoor Garden blog
***For a variety of  video clips on houseplant care from my 90's TV series, click here:The Indoor Garden TV show

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