Basic: Is from the family Araliaceae. The plants are shrubs or trees with woody stem. Few species can be grown as houseplants.
Common name: Umbrella tree
It is a natural air freshener and detoxifier by absorbing toxins from the air.
2. Increases oxygen level in air.
Difficulty: Low maintenance plant
Light: Medium light, indirect sun light.
Temperature: 18 - 24 degree Celsius.
Watering: They do not like too wet or too dry soil. Water when the soil feels dry to touch.
Soil: Porous, well drained, sandy mixture with gravel for extra drainage.
Propagation: Through leaf or stem cutting. Cuttings should be 4-6 inches, cut some time from the late spring to the early summer, right below a knot. Plant the cutting ⅓ to ½ of its length into the soil and keep it in indirect light.
Care: Keep the leaves clean. This will avoid any pests attacking the plant. If infected, spray neem oil and keep in shaded place with indirect sunlight for a week. Then clean the plant by spraying water or wiping them.
Additional Information: It is native to Taiwan & South China. It can grow between 1-6 feet in height in pots.