Identify this plant
My husband had this plant way before I even knew him. I was wondering if u can tell what it is to help us take care of it..We recently lost part of it..Thank u for your help.
Your plant is called a Hawaiian Scchefflera. Most problems with this plant are caused by over watering or not enough bright indirect lightVery few houseplants should be placed in direct sun. High light refers only to bright indirect light since direct sun often burns the leaves of indoor houseplants. An area that is too hot and dry encourages Spider Mites and causes blooms to quickly fade. A northern exposure really doesn't provide enough light for high light plants. These plants need to be placed directly in front of an east-facing window, within 1-3 feet of a west-facing window, and within 5 ft. of a south facing window. A high light area has over 300 ft. candles of light.. If the variegated green leaves are falling off and new growth is turning black, the problem is too much water. If the stems are getting bare and the leaves are far apart, the plant needs more light. You can read more about Hawaiian Schefflera care tips and the plant pests and diseases that might affect it in the Popular Houseplant section of the website.