Scientific name: Schefflera or Brassaia
Common name(s): umbrella tree
Origin: widespread: New Zealand, China, India, New guinea
Light: medium to high
Watering: allow soil to dry between watering
Fertilizing: all-purpose mix every 2-3 months
This majestic tropical tree compliments every decor and is very well adapted to life indoors. It withstands lower light levels, although grows lanky. It is very forgiving and adaptable. There are several different varieties commonly available: a large leaved variety, a small leaved variety and also a variegated one.