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An evergreen tropical or subtropical shrub or small tree that is widely grown as a houseplant for its decorative foliage.
- ‘The shiny foliage resembles that of a schefflera; the nuts are packed into woody, football-shaped pods.’
- ‘A very dead potted plant that may at one time have been a schefflera occupied the near right corner.’
- ‘Yellowing, twisted foliage with tiny webs appears on susceptible species including gardenias, scheffleras, ivy, and roses.’
- ‘Spider plants, philodendrons, scheffleras, chrysanthemums, ferns and dracaena are excellent air filters.’
Modern Latin, named after J. C. Scheffler, 18th-century German botanist.
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