Schefflera caring tips

Written by Maggie

Oct 19 2021

Schefflera caring tips

Schefflera grows very fast, the branches and leaves are very oily green. After proper maintenance, it will grow very well. It is very beautiful to put it indoors as a green plant, and it also has a certain effect of purifying the air. Here are some Schefflera caring tips for you.

Schefflera - Most Common House Plant

Schefflera caring tips for leaves softening

Schefflera flopsy soft leaves are likely to be damaged. During the winter breeding, the temperature should be between 15 ℃ and 25 ℃, and ensure ventilation and air liquid. If the roots are rotten, it should be the clip after soaking in carbendazim solution for half an hour. Don't water  much. The following are Schefflera caring tips for leaves softening.

1. Frostbite

Schefflera has a very low cold resistance. If it is placed in outdoor farming in winter, or if the temperature is below 5℃, its leaves will suffer frostbite, and the leaves will gradually droop and become soft. At this time, the temperature should be raised, and the temperature should be kept between 15℃ and 25℃.

2. Lighting

In the process of Schefflera growing, if given strong light irradiation, for a long time, the leaves will droop and become soft. At this time, it should be moved into the semi-shade environment, given astigmatism irradiation, so as to help Schefflera restore vitality, especially in summer breeding do not put it in the outdoors.

3. Root rot

It is also possible that the roots have rotted away, unable to absorb nutrients and water, causing the leaves to lose their vitality. You need to check the roots, trim away the rotting areas, soak them in a carbendym solution for half an hour, and replace the soil and replant them.

4. Watering

Schefflera has a high water requirement, so if you're watering too much and the leaves droop and soften, you can drain the excess water, take the soil out of the pot, place it in an astigle-ventilated place and let it dry before replanting.

5. Ventilation

When indoor growing in winter, it is easy to have poor ventilation. Closing windows and doors for a long time is not conducive to the circulation of the air, so the leaves will droop for a long time. Therefore, it is better to open windows for ventilation every day when indoor growing, to ensure the liquidity of the air, and to maintain the leaves for a few days will gradually restore exuberance.


Schefflera caring tips for not growing new buds

If Schefflera doesn't grow new buds, generally had better check whether the soil water, reduce watering, in the basin of processing, to prevent diseases and insect pests and so on three main points. To encourage Schefflera to germinate normally, it is important to ensure that the basin soil is sandy and fertile, with sunshine in the shade. Water daily and apply compound solutions every 2 ~ weeks. Keep the temperature at 16℃ ~ 27℃. The following are Schefflera caring tips for not growing new buds.

If you want to know what to do with Schefflera not buds, generally mainly root damage, because the Schefflera is a key for the root growth of perennial shrub plants. If the roots are damaged, the plant can't normally grow and develop. We had better check if the soil water, place the pot in the ventilation management, stop fertilization, and water can be controlled.

If Schefflera does not sprout new shoots, it is best to change basins. Because Schefflera is light-tolerant and drought-tolerant, water the soil in time after changing it. Put it on the balcony or in a ventilated place. It is better to spray water on the leaves frequently to increase the humidity, so that the plants can better absorb water. It is best to apply a small amount of potassium dihydrogen phosphate solution and pour in the appropriate amount of water when changing basins. 

If it is caused by diseases and insect pests, it will not sprout, mainly leaf spot disease and scale insects. It is better to check the condition of the plant irregularly, cut off the residual branches or withered leaves above the plant, keep the soil of the basin clean, and regularly do loose soil treatment, to ensure its good drainage. 

1. The soil

A Schefflera flower pot should be a sand flowerpot, so as to have a good drainage. Schefflera mainly adopts fertile, loose and well-drained sandy soil as the best. Peat soil, leaf rot soil, pastoral soil and coarse sand are generally selected for mixed modulation in accordance with the ratio of 3:1:2. Before planting, an appropriate amount of water should be poured into the basin to keep the soil moist, and it is best to change the basin twice a year. 

2. Light

Schefflera grows normally in full or half sunshine, half shade. It is best to keep 5 hours of light per day and keep the soil moist. If the light is too strong, it will cause the color of the leaves to become lighter, and the best growth is generally under the environment of semi-shade. Generally it can be put in the cool and ventilated sunlight place.

3. Sewage sludge

Schefflera likes wet and is afraid of dry. If the air humidity is high and the water condition is high, the stems and buds will grow well and soon grow new buds. If the water is too much, the water in the basin soil will cause rot of roots. It is better to water once a day, spray water to the leaves when the weather is dry, apply compound fertilizer solution every 2 ~ 3 weeks in Schefflera's growth peak season, apply less nitrogen fertilizer, and promote the germination of new buds.

4. Temperature

The suitable temperature for Schefflera's growth is about 16℃ ~ 27℃, and it can also grow and develop normally above 30 ℃, but it affects the flowering effect of the plant. Moreover, the temperature in winter should not be lower than 5°C, otherwise the leaves will wither and other phenomena will occur in the plant due to frost frost injury. Therefore, it is better to put the Schefflera indoors in winter and shade in summer.


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