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Schefflera Madam De Smet Variegated Umbrella Tree House Plant 6cm Pot

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Schefflera Madam de Smet is a popular houseplant that is known for its attractive foliage and ease of care. Here are some care tips to help you keep your Schefflera Madam de Smet healthy and thriving:

  1. Light: Schefflera Madam de Smet prefers bright, indirect light. It can tolerate some direct sunlight, but too much can burn the leaves. If you are growing your plant indoors, place it near a sunny window that receives filtered light.

  2. Water: Keep the soil evenly moist but not waterlogged. Water the plant thoroughly when the top inch of soil feels dry. During winter, water sparingly to avoid overwatering.

  3. Humidity: Schefflera Madam de Smet prefers high humidity levels. You can increase humidity by misting the leaves regularly or by placing a tray of water near the plant.

  4. Temperature: Schefflera Madam de Smet prefers warm temperatures between 60-75°F (16-24°C). It cannot tolerate temperatures below 50°F (10°C). Keep the plant away from drafts and cold windows.

  5. Fertilizer: Fertilize the plant once a month during the growing season (spring and summer) with a balanced liquid fertilizer. Do not fertilize during the dormant season (fall and winter).

  6. Pruning: Schefflera Madam de Smet can become leggy over time. To encourage new growth and maintain a bushy shape, prune the stems back by about one-third in spring.

  7. Repotting: Schefflera Madam de Smet does not require frequent repotting. Repot it only when the plant has outgrown its pot. Use a well-draining soil mix and a pot that is one size larger than the current pot.

  8. Pests: Schefflera Madam de Smet can be prone to spider mites and scale insects. Inspect the plant regularly and treat any pests promptly with an appropriate insecticide.

  9. Soil: Schefflera Madam de Smet prefers a well-draining soil mix that is rich in organic matter. You can use a mixture of peat moss, perlite, and potting soil to create a soil mix that is well-draining and nutrient-rich.

Following these care tips will help your Schefflera Madam de Smet thrive and maintain its attractive foliage. With proper care, this easy-to-care-for plant can be a beautiful addition to any indoor garden.

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  • Plants are supplied in plastic nursery pots unless stated in the product title.

  • Plants are not for consumption unless stated as edible.

  • Plant heights can fluctuate +/- 10%.

  • Our plants are kept at our tropical nursery in Yorkshire where we maintain an average temperature of 18c.

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