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Schefflera arboricola | by Dinesh Valke
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Schefflera arboricola

Common name: Hawaiian Elf Schefflera, Arboricola Tree, Dwarf Umbrella Plant, Moondrop


Botanical name: Schefflera arboricola (syn. Heptapleurum arboricolum)

- [ (shef-LER-uh) named for Jacob Christoph Scheffler, 18th century German botanist; (ar-bor-ee-KO-luh) meaning tree dweller ]

Family: Araliaceae (aralia or ivy family)

- [ (uh-RAY-lee-uh-see-ay) latinized form of old French-Canadian name for Aralie; the aralia family ]


Origin: Taiwan and Hainan



This is one of the easiest bonsai trees to care for and is a very beautiful "trouble-free" evergreen. This versatile tree is great for home, office, dorm or anywhere and does well in low to high lighting conditions. Tiny umbrella shaped leaves forming a dense green canopy. Very popular and easy indoor care.




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Note: Identification attempted; may not be accurate.

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Taken on December 19, 2006