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mcmurraylou

Complete beginner to the wonderful world of plants. Keen to gather knowledge and information to help my garden and home grow alittle more greener. 🌿

Schefflera aboricola (variegata)

  • Season Icon Mid WinterMid Winter 2019
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mcmurraylou

I've been losing quite alot of leaves on this one. Does anyone have any advice for me please? Love this plant. #plant-advice #leaf-drop

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brightcolours

Is it well watered? Stick your finger in the soil: dry, moist or wet?

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brightcolours

I suggest you deep soak the plant. You need to submerge the whole pot into a bucket (or sink) of room-temperature water. The water level needs to be well over the rim / top of the pot. Leave the pot in until the bubbles stop (takes longer the bigger the pot). Do this regularly.

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brightcolours

An important thing is to water thoroughly when you do water. You should water when the plant needs it and not just to a timetable. Stick your finger in the potting mix: is it dry, wet or just right? If wet: don’t water. If just right: water thoroughly. If dry: deep soak.

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brightcolours

How big is the pot? How tall is the plant? It might need a larger pot as the weather warms up?

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mcmurraylou

Thank you @brightcolours yes I check regularly to make sure it get enough water. It's in a 13cm pot and is near 30cm tall. I've never submerged it, I water it until the water flows through the drainage holes at the bottom. It's in a south facing window also.

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brightcolours

In that case I’d give it a weak dose of a seaweed tonic and repot it in a few weeks time.

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mcmurraylou

Perfect, thank you @brightcolours does the seaweed tonic help strengthen it? I've never used it.

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brightcolours

Yes! It’s a tonic. Best applied weekly, in a weak dose.

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