Common name: Fingered Schefflera
Origin: New Zealand
Height at maturity: 1 to 8 meters
Exposure: sunny to partial shade
Plant type: shrub
Flower color: green
Type of soil: rich, humus and draining
Watering: normal without excess
Use: in pots, in the garden
Diseases and pests: scale insects and thrips
Toxicity: not determined
Storage of seeds: 3 years in a dry place away from light at 3/4°C (refrigerator)
The schefflera digitata is an endemic tree of New Zealand where it grows in the plains and in the mountainous forests of low level.
These attractive leaves have a webbed structure with 3 to 9 large leaflets.
A quick and easy plant to grow, it adapts to a variety of mild temperate climates. Cultivable in pot it will reach a size between 1 and 3 meters.
The fruits are small spherical drupes of 3 to 5 millimeters and purple green in color when ripe.
In temperate climates it is recommended to grow this plant under shelter in full light but not in full sun in an equal mixture of garden soil, sand, peat and ordinary potting soil.
Some plants have depolluting properties. They neutralize the various chemical products in materials such as: wall coverings, floors, fabrics, furniture, glues, paints, solvents,… present in our interiors. Among these purifying plants are among others the Schefflerra.