Medium Amates like it nice & bright but no direct, burning sun. They actually tolerate a lower light level than their predecessors the Tupidanthus’. Give them a spin every now & then because like all plants, they grow towards the light.
Indirect Amates like it nice and bright but no direct burning sun.
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Low The Amate needs well drained soil & their leaves will turn black if overwatered & kept soaking wet. A good drink every 10-14 days should do it.
Schefflera Amates like to dry out significantly between waterings. The most common mistake made with these plants is overwatering. Let the soil completely dry out between waterings. Typically, you don’t want to water your schefflera more than once a week.
Large As a houseplant, it generally stays smaller than 8′ tall. This is not a narrow plant so make sure you have the space for it.
Schefflera houseplants, native to Australia, New Zealand, and the Pacific Islands, are often called Umbrella Trees because of their large, shiny, dark green leaves that drape down like the spokes of an umbrella. Each Schefflera leaf grows at the end of a long stem and consists of several smaller leaflets. Schefflera Plants usually have multiple trunks. The newer Amate variety of the Schefflera Plant, which is grown from a tissue culture, has larger glossier leaves.Schefflera Amate’s glossy, rich green leaves and impressive size are what make it so popular.
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