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Can somebody identify this please

Posted by rikyrik none (My Page) on
Tue, Apr 23, 13 at 17:21

Hi I bout this from a diy place awhile ago never seen 1 before or since and want to look for 1 or 2 more.
When I first got it it was very bare and skinny, it stayed like that for about a year then I moved it to my office and its thrived in there, is this what they usualy look like or does this look a particularly fine specimin?
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Schefflera :)


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Hi asleep in the garden
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Hi asleep in the garden
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Anytime :)


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I think it is more specifically Scleffera arbolicola


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I debated whether or not to include that part of the info as well but kinda figured that the info provided would suffice. :)


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A lot of Schefflera look fairly similar.so it can be a bit difficult to tell from a photo. I have S. actinophylla, S. bractescens and S. arboricola. Apart from arboricola being a bit of a midget they do look very similar.

They will get a bit spindly if kept in low light. If you want it as a small plant (indoor) it's better to get the aboricola, some of the others will grow into a small to medium tree.


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Thanks all


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Riky, that's nor S. arboricola but the much larger cousin Brassaia actinophylla (or Schefflera actinophylla) . This one has lost some popularity in the market place, partly because of how much space they can take up in the home or office. This plant is very susceptible to small scale insects, too.

The smaller and much more popular S. arboricola has smaller glossy foliage, is usually a full, robust plant....often used on a table or plant stand and not the floor. It's a pretty pest free plant, as well.


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