Schefflera arboricola 'Janine'
China & Taiwan
A dwarf variety with medium growth habit. It is a hardy and evergreen tropical perennial.
It produces captivating small lime-green leaves that are mottled from creamy white to yellow. Leaves are palmate, fingers-like with five to seven lobes whose midribs all radiate from one point. The elliptic leaves with entire margin are leathery, thick, smooth and glossy. They are held by flexible green petioles and arranged alternately along the stems.
Due to its dwarf habit, Janine also makes an ideal subject for bonsai culture.
Schefflera is an easy-to-grow houseplant that does best in high light but will usually grow fine in medium light. It can tolerate direct sun on its leaves indoors, even in hot-summer climates.
Grow in humus-enriched, sandy/loamy and well-drained soil with good aeration.
An ornamental and perennial shrub
Make sure watering is done once the soil goes dry. Although the soil can remain moist, but it should not turn soggy/wet. Having drainage hole in the pots goes a long way in ensuring there is no water stagnating on top of the soil. You can spray the plant occasionally.
Fertilise the plant once a month in summers however Don't feed any fertiliser in winters. Giving fertiliser to the plant ensures nutrients going in which keeps it healthy. Keep an eye on the leaves of the plant to know any symptoms for watering or sunlight.
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