Is this a Schefflera?

pirate_girl(Zone7 NYC)November 15, 2010

Hi folks,

I found this plant in the hallway of my apartment building. I have a thing for variegated plants, so I took a cutting of this, not really knowing what it is but guessing.

I have it growing Hydro now in a little dish in my office where it gets only flourescent light. It's doing very nicely, on its 3rd set of new leaves since I took it to the office.

What do you all think please?

I'll try & get some better pix of it & post back.

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gobluedjm

Hard to tell for sure but I think it is.
Its typical of younger sets of leaves to have just 4 or 5 instead of the usual 7+...at least on my scheffs it is typical.

    Bookmark   November 15, 2010 at 11:23PM
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tapla (mid-MI z5b-6a)

It sure looks like a scheff.

Al

    Bookmark   November 16, 2010 at 9:55AM
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pirate_girl(Zone7 NYC)

Some brighter pix I hope:

Plastic cup, w/Leca stones & some water:

Seems a pretty easy going, plant. So far I find it no muss, no fuss.

    Bookmark   November 19, 2010 at 11:25PM
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tapla (mid-MI z5b-6a)

Assuredly a scheff on the cute side. ;o)

Al

    Bookmark   November 20, 2010 at 10:02AM
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pirate_girl(Zone7 NYC)

Yes, thanks, seems to have charmed its way into my life, who knew?

They should ALL be this easy! Down the road, maybe I'll take some office pix of it.

Thanks for confirming its ID.

    Bookmark   November 20, 2010 at 11:09AM
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ken_ny(Z10FL)

probly S arbicola trinette or gold capella - will likely show much more variegation in strong light - can take full sun in S FL

    Bookmark   November 28, 2010 at 11:54AM
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elvis

You're not going to pot it up and watch it get 5' tall like they do, LOL?

    Bookmark   November 28, 2010 at 10:59PM
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