Heptapleurum : Greenhouse Plants

W – warm, minimum of 13°C (55°F)

Family: Araliaceae

SE Asia

Formerly known as Schefflera, Heptapleunim arboricola is grown as a foliage plant. Leaves are made up of leaflets that radiate out in a circle giving this plant the name of Parasol Plant. H. a. ‘Variegata’ has yellow spashes on the leaves; H. a. ‘Geisha Girl’ is dark green with rounded leaf tips; H. a. ‘Hayata’ has duller greyish-green leaves with pointed tips. Plants will grow to 2 or 2.5 m (7 or 8 ft) tall. When they are too tall they can be cut back. At the same time the stems can be used as cuttings. Each piece should contain at least two nodes and have the bottom leaf removed. Kept moist and at a minimum of 18°C (65°F) they will take a month to root provided the stem was not too woody.

18. July 2013 by admin
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