Arboricola

An Arboricola, or Hawaiian Schefflera plant, originally came from Taiwan and can be grown as an indoor houseplant or an outdoor plant in moderate climates

The brighter the light the faster and bushier a Hawaiian schefflera plant grows. Variegated Hawaiian scheffleras, like the “capella” variety, require more light than solid green varieties. Direct sun burns the leaves on all varieties of schefflera.

Water well and then allow the top 1/3 of the soil to dry out before watering again. Seemingly healthy leaves fall off and new growth turns black when a Hawaiian schefflera is over- watered. Leaves turn bright yellow when the plant needs more water.

Hawaiian scheffleras grow well in normal household temperatures. Try to keep the plant out of cold drafts and away from heaters and air conditioners.

Spider mites, scale, Aphids, and Mealy Bugs all like arbs’. These annoying insects especially like the tender, new growth.

Bacterial leaf diseases such as leaf blight and fungal leaf diseases such asĀ Leaf Spot DiseaseĀ are a problem when the leaves are kept wet and the humidity is high.