Help Identifying Plant PLEASE!!!

vedders_babeFebruary 15, 2007

Hello,

I would really appreciate any help I can get identifying this house plant (or tree). I rescued it from my grandmother's living room where it only had one leaf left. It's looking great now. But I need to know what other care it should get...

It's leaves all develop in clusters of 8 and only near the top of the plant's long thin trunk....

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Thanks in advance for any help you can offer!

-Michelle

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noinwi

It is a Schefflera, or Umbrella Plant.

Here is a link that might be useful: Schefflera

    Bookmark   February 17, 2007 at 12:41PM
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ssfkat3(7/8 virginia)

ah, I have one of these. It was in a mixed pot from the florist, is now in it's own pot, and only about 18 inches high, seems to be a very slow grower for me, is that normal? I checked the link, said it can get 8 foot tall, and is long lived, wondering if i'll live long enough to see it grow that tall...LOL. I've had it just about three years, was about 8 inches tall in the mixed pot.

sally

    Bookmark   February 18, 2007 at 6:58PM
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rhizo_1 (North AL) zone 7

Vedders, specifically, yours is Schefflera arboricola, also known as dwarf schefflera.

    Bookmark   February 20, 2007 at 2:56PM
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