Please help me identify this plant
I inherited this from a former co-worker and I’m not quite sure what it is. I’ve tried looking, but I’m not the best at searching to find the information I want.
Thanks in advance for any information you can share.
Your plant is called a Hawaiian Schefflera (Arboricola).
The brighter the light the faster and bushier a Hawaiian Schefflera plant grows. Direct sun burns the leaves however.
Water a Hawaiian Schefflera well and then allow the top 1/3 of the soil to dry out before watering again. Seemingly healthy leaves fall off and new growth turns black when a Hawaiian Schefflera is over- watered. Leaves turn bright yellow when the plant needs more water.
These plants are considered poisonous and should be kept away from pets and children. Read more about common houseplants that are poisonous in Don’t Feed Me To Your Cat! A Guide to Poisonous Houseplants.
You can read all my care tips in the Poplar Houseplant section of the website.