I’m totally obsessed with my new Schefflera arboricola plant. AKA the umbrella tree. Out of all the indoor green things I own, it’s the only house plant I haven’t murdered! (save for my aloe that will–not–stop making babies and a three year old rosemary I rescued from a winter frost — which I love adding to my Immune Boosting Golden Tea).
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Schefflera is lovely to look at.
It’s dainty, airy leaves allow light to poke through them. It has a voluptuous shape that fills in awkward spaces between furniture. It’s got that undeniably perfect green urban jungle look we’re all going for.
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Schefflera is incredibly easy to care for.
The first one I had was in my former office. For ten entire years that thing lived in its original black plastic pot it came in, so I was told. And it loved its life! When I moved it from the conference room to my bright window by my desk, it thrived even more (Scheffleras like lots of indirect light). I watered it once a week (maybe). I don’t think it had ever been fertilized. Such goes the life of a house plant.
Schefflera is good for your health.
Like every indoor plant, the umbrella tree generates oxygen, adds humidity and purifies the air. And you can’t tell me you don’t feel better being surrounded by lush, green things! It’s good for the soul.
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Whether you’re in the market for a new plant or not, you need a Schefflera! Just get one. The Schefflera capella is only 20-ish bucks on Amazon. Killer deal.