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.
Note: Identification attempted; may not be accurate.