The Schefflera moonlight plant, scientifically known as Schefflera Arboricola and commonly referred to as dwarf umbrella plant or arbicola, is an indoor plant known for its beautiful, dark green, divided hand-like leaves. Because of its tolerance and beauty, the plant makes a perfect choice for bedrooms, dining room, and living room additions. Besides, people are fond of it because of its air purifying capabilities. The plant is native to Taiwan and Hainan, where they grow in their natural habitats. Though information about its lifespan is scanty, various sources insinuate the plant can live for more than twenty years. Since the Moonlight is variegated, its green leaves will be splashed with white.
These plants prefer bright indirect light, so they thrive when they are near a window. The Schefflera Plant is perfect for bedrooms because it is a natural air purifier. While you are sleeping, your Schefflera will be removing pollutants from the air. This plant is poisonous if consumed, so make sure to keep it away from children and pets! This plant comes in a 4 inch pot.
- Scheffleras are medium light plants - they do best in bright, indirect light. Do not place them in direct sunlight, as their leaves will get burned, however, make sure they are getting enough light or their leaves will sag.
- Water thoroughly, keeping the soil moist, but do not overwater. Make sure your plant has proper drainage to avoid root rot.
- Fertilizing is not necessary, but can help promote growth.
- This plant is toxic to pets.