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What is This Plant

Discussion in 'Tropical Plants' started by HydroDragon, Apr 3, 2010.

  1. HydroDragon

    HydroDragon Elite Member

    Varigated Schefflera?


    Just wanna be sure this plant is ok to put in my vivarium. Trying to get more plants going for her.

    please excuse my half finished kitchen haha.

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  2. MoogleBass

    MoogleBass Kittes are so nice! Premium Member

    Looks like an umbrella plant. I believe it is fine to use. I know you can use it for day geckos and cresteds.
  3. kronik070

    kronik070 Elite Member

    sorry not sure the name of this plant

    but my wd LOVES pothos and so do i, they are near impossible to kill and grow like vines
  4. HydroDragon

    HydroDragon Elite Member

    I already have a Porthos in the Vivarium. I have 80G of space to fill which takes quite a few plants.
  5. Merlin

    Merlin Administrator Staff Member Premium Member

    The plant is indeed an umbrella plant also known as schefflera.
    Its fine to use, though it will get a bit tall.
  6. HydroDragon

    HydroDragon Elite Member

    You can prune these guys down though correct?

    Thanks everyone for the I.D. I searched it on google before posting and was pretty sure thats what it was but wanted to make certain.
  7. titus

    titus Elite Member Premium Member

    Your right on the money! There are lots of diffrent species of the same genus for sale sometimes. Like the ficus schefflera comes varigated too.

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  8. Merlin

    Merlin Administrator Staff Member Premium Member

    They can be pruned back at the main stalk where the leaf stems emerge.
  9. HydroDragon

    HydroDragon Elite Member

    Awesome, This is a cool little plant, and I already witnessed my RETF using it last night as she explored around. It pretty much fits perfectly in my Vivarium right now. Its still got about a foot of height it can grow before i need to start pruning it down.

    This is basically my main plant in the vivarium. As its size will create a "canopy" for the frogs. All my other plants fill the floor and small potters.

    I need to still find two epiphytes "air plants" for my couple ledges on the wall. Then everything will be set to just grow grow grow.

    Thank you again for the help.

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