Plant Finder


Schefflera actinophylla Alpine

Botanical Name: Common Names:
Schefflera actinophylla Alpine Queensland Umbrella Tree, Octopus Tree,

Native: Foliage Type:
Yes Evergreen

Plant Type: Plant Habit:
Palms, Ferns & Tropical, Shrubs, Trees TBA

Evergreen tropical native tree with a columnar growth habit, large oval-shaped glossy green leaves and clusters of pinkish-red flowers appear at the top of the tree during Summer, when grown in full sun. Great as an indoor plant in a large container. Grows approx. 15m tall x 6m wide.

Mature Height: Mature Width:
10-25m 4-10m

Position: Soil Type:
Full Sun, Semi Shade Loam, Sandy, Well Drained

Landscape Use(s)
Bird Attracting, Habitat, Indoor Plant, Shady Garden, Tropical Garden, Container / Pot

Pests & Diseases: Mealy Bugs, Mites

Cultural Notes: Prefers bright indirect light and a well-drained soil. Can be fed with a liquid fertiliser diluted by half. Prune lightly to keep plant looking healthy and tidy. Let soil dry out in between waterings, then soak. Do not overwater.

Plant Care
Keep moist during dry periods, Liquid feed, Mulch well

Family Name: Origin:
Araliaceae Australia

Foliage Colour: Green
Flower Colour: Red
Flower Fragrant: No
Flowering Season: Summer
Fruit: Yes

Requirements Tolerances
Growth Rate: Fast
Maintenance Level: Low
Water Usage: Medium / Moderate
Drought: Medium / Moderate
Frost: Tender
Wind: Medium / Moderate