You can prune schefflera if they start to get a bit leggy or overgrown - just cut back into a shape you prefer. New growth will come, making it a fuller plant.
Can reach up to 1.5m tall as a houseplant, but as mentioned, prune if you want to keep more compact.
The Umbrella Plant can flower in the right conditions, but this is very rare when kept as a houseplant and they are usually appreciated for their beautiful foliage.
Native to Taiwan and can grow to huge heights of up to 9m in their natural habitat.
Part of the Ivy family (Arailaceae).
Toxic to people and pets.
Other common names:
Parasol Plant, Umbrella Plant, Octopus tree
Light: Bright indirect light or partial shade. Avoid direct sunlight in the middle of the day when it’s very strong. Near an East or West facing window would be ideal.
Water: Allow compost to completely dry out and then soak through again. Don’t overwater, especially in winter.
Humidity: Likes a humid environment, so appreciates misting, a pebble tray or being grouped near other plants.
Temperature: Temperatures of between 15- 22°c would be optimum. Ideally keep the temp above 12°c +. Avoid draughty spots.