BONSAI GARDEN - Bonsai Trees and Basic Care
Schefflera - Schefflera arboricola
General Information: This dwarf schefflera is
an evergreen shrub with dark green, glossy, palmate
leaves densely covering flexible, green stems which
gently fan out into a rounded crown. Moderate salt
Lighting: Part shade, part sun
Temperature: Zone 9b.
Watering: Adequate water to keep from drying
out and remaining dry.
Feeding: General purpose fertilizer.
Pruning and wiring: Branching can be
encouraged by pinching the stems. It can be pruned into
a small tree over a period of years. Style as a broad
crowned bonsai with the silhouette of a banyan tree.
Propagation: May be propagated by
cuttings, seed and air layer.
Repotting: The tree needs annual repotting
and may be severely root pruned. Not particular about
the type of soil, however it should be well drained and
Pests and diseases: Scale and spider mites
when grown indoors. No diseases of major concern.
Ben & Kathryn Stewart
M-Sat 10am to 6pm
Sunday by appointment
905 US Highway 64
Manteo, NC 27954
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