Heptapleurum arboricola 'Variegata'

Variegated dwarf umbrella tree

Heptapleurum arboricola 'Variegata'

Variegated dwarf umbrella tree

  • Also known as Schefflera arboricola 'Variegata'
  • White leaf pattern
  • Bright, indirect light required
  • Prefers high humidity
  • Tolerant to pruning
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Description

Heptapleurum arboricola 'Variegata', also known by the synonym Schefflera arboricola 'Variegata', is a houseplant native to Taiwan and southern China that is characterized by its variegated leaves. This variety, often referred to as variegated dwarf Schefflera, is known for its palmately compound leaves, which are an attractive green with cream or white accents. As part of the Araliaceae family, this plant prefers bright, indirect light conditions and a high humidity environment, making it ideal for keeping in terrariums. The adaptability of Heptapleurum arboricola 'Variegata' to different growing conditions, its tolerance of high humidity and its ability to filter air pollutants make it an excellent choice.

In terrariums, Heptapleurum arboricola 'Variegata' can serve as a central, visual highlight, especially with its unique leaf coloration and texture that brings a fascinating aesthetic to any miniature landscape. Although the plant rarely flowers indoors, it is mainly prized for its decorative foliage, which can add an exotic touch. However, in a well-structured terrarium that simulates natural growing conditions, it can be encouraged to flower under optimal conditions, making for a rare and enchanting event. The small, inconspicuous flowers, if they appear, would provide an additional visual reward. The combination of its hardiness, low maintenance requirements and ability to enrich the microclimate of a terrarium makes Heptapleurum arboricola 'Variegata' a prime choice for terrariums looking to bring a touch of tropical beauty indoors.

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Heptapleurum arboricola 'Variegata'
Cultivation options In soil, suitable for high humidity
Growth height In terrariums usually 30 - 60 cm, can grow up to 3-4 m outside
Temperature Prefers warm environments, 18 - 24 °C
Humidity High, ideally 60 - 80 %
Lighting needs Bright, indirect light; cannot tolerate direct sunlight
Watering Moderate, keep soil lightly moist, avoid waterlogging
Fertilisation Every 4-6 weeks with diluted liquid fertiliser during the growing season
Propagation Cuttings, especially in spring or summer
Suitable for Tropical terrariums, Urban jungle themes
Cultivation options
In soil, suitable for high humidity
Growth height
In terrariums usually 30 - 60 cm, can grow up to 3-4 m outside
Temperature
Prefers warm environments, 18 - 24 °C
Humidity
High, ideally 60 - 80 %
Lighting needs
Bright, indirect light
Watering
Moderate, keep soil lightly moist, avoid waterlogging
Fertilisation
Every 4-6 weeks with diluted liquid fertiliser during the growing season
Propagation
Cuttings, especially in spring or summer
Suitable for
Tropical terrariums, Urban jungle themes

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Item no.
192.0438.01
EAN
Weight 0,15 kg
Shipping weight 0,22 kg

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