Identification: What Kind of tree is this ? ( indoor)

Discussion in 'Indoor and Greenhouse Plants' started by DaveM, Apr 3, 2005.

  1. DaveM

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    About 7 years ago, I brought home some clippings off a tree which was located
    in our main office, the tree stood about 15 ft tall and was very bushy like, Still till this day i cant figure out what type of tree it is, Its been growing in the front window of my house for the past 7 years, when i originally brought the clippins home i didnt think they would actually take root and grow, i bascially let me sit in water for a good 2 weeks then applied some root hormone powder put them into soil and 4 out of the 6 clippins took and are still growing as of today, I have moved up in 3 different pot sizes over the 8 year period the current pot it is in looks kinda small compared to the size of the plant the roots are curling around the bottom of the plant so i was wondering what size of pot would be best to move up to ? can i go too large of a pot for this type of bush/tree ? any information would be great, Its kinda hard to see in the picture but the leafs are green and and odd one has yellow stripes along the leafs.

    if you could let me know what type of plant this is that would be awsome!!

    thanks in advance
    Dave

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    any other information regarding care/ pot size soil conditions ext to help this plant grow larger would be great, I would like to adventually have this tree/bush plant grow more upwards and get larger.

    once again sorry about quality of photo, my camera doesnt take pictures well indoors :-(
     

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    Tried to take some better photos, hopefully this helps.

    Dave
     

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  3. scheffleria arboricola or hawaiian scheffleria?
     
  4. Chris Klapwijk

    Chris Klapwijk Active Member 10 Years

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    It looks like a Schefflera.
     
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    Junglekeeper Esteemed Contributor 10 Years

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    I agree with Chris. Looks like Schefflera arboricola.
     
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    Thanks for the information guys,
    Dave
     
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    One last question regarding the Schefflera arboricola.

    The current pot it is in is 11" across and 10" deep, I just lifted the container
    up tonight and noticed the roots some as long as 12" were out of the bottom of the pot in search for more soil / water.

    What would be the next best size of pot to move this plant up to? could i possibly go to large? or not

    also clay or plastic?

    I was looking at a few at Rona the other day ans was thinking of getting the one thats

    19" across and is 22" deep. what type of soils do you suggest? as this plant has been in the same planter and same soil for the past 7 years :-(

    Probably after transplant into a new large pot and new fresh soil it should start to grow larger . I would like to train it to grow in an upward direction like a tree
    the trunk of each branch is woody but as you can see by the pot they are all starting to overhang down the sides whats the best approch to training it upwards? i was thinking some bamboo sticks and slowly pulling them up with string tied to each branch like moveing it upward every other month or so till they are all in an upward direction

    sorry about all the questions

    thanks again

    DaveM
     

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