Can someone identify my houseplant?

kevlabSeptember 15, 2013

I found it in the garbage, and I want to know how to take proper care of it.


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rhizo_1 (North AL) zone 7

It's a variegated Schefflera arboricola.

    Bookmark   September 15, 2013 at 8:20PM
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Tiffany, purpleinopp GardenWeb, Z8b Opp, AL(8B AL)

A plant that pretty in the garbage -why? I'd check for pests. Maybe they were just moving?

    Bookmark   September 16, 2013 at 7:32AM
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Scheff Trinette or Gold Capella.

    Bookmark   September 16, 2013 at 10:24AM
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Double message ahoy!

This post was edited by StewartsJon on Wed, Sep 18, 13 at 10:13

    Bookmark   September 16, 2013 at 10:25AM
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lucky you! great plant..easy to care for.filtered light,water only when somewhat dry. feed 'weekly, weakly'...keep us posted please.

    Bookmark   September 16, 2013 at 11:10AM
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Kev, you found a really nice Scheff. It looks healthy, but as Purple suggested, to be on the safe side, check for pests.

People toss plants for different reasons. Some families move, some buy plants for summer, then discard in autumn.

I've seen plants and pots in the alley. Most were purchased for summer gardens or as flowering gift plants. As soon as flowers faded, it went in the trash.

Good luck, Toni

    Bookmark   September 16, 2013 at 11:38AM
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