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  • When to plant Schefflera Taiwaniana

    Posted by Jimbo23 on October 14, 2023 at 9:04 pm

    Hi all,

    I’ve managed to order a Schefflera Taiwaniana in a sale, in a 3L pot.

    I am just wondering what advice people would give regarding planting. As the plant will be a decent size, will it be ok to plant out straight away or would I be best keeping as a house plant until Spring?

    I’m based in an urban area in Yorkshire and the garden is shielded from the worst of the weather.

    Thanks

    Craig A replied 2 months, 1 week ago 4 Members · 5 Replies
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  • Craig A

    Administrator
    October 15, 2023 at 11:05 am

    Hi @Jimbo23 , I’d be tempted to keep it slightly protected and in a pot until spring.

    Although Schefflera Taiwaniana is very hardy, young plants can be very temperamental when being planted out.

    It will resent being indoors though. Keep it somewhere cool, frost free and in partial shade. 👍

  • Jimbo23

    Member
    October 15, 2023 at 11:38 am

    Thanks @Craig i will do that!

    I have a mini green house I can keep it in. What would you advise regarding watering whilst in the pot over winter?

  • suffolkGal

    Member
    October 30, 2023 at 4:51 pm

    I’ve bought two this year. What I’m doing is when a frost comes I’ll pop them in the shed until the temperature rises over 1 degree then put them back out again. In spring after the last frost I’m going to plant them out so they have a full growing season to out down their roots.

  • Laura

    Member
    February 14, 2024 at 7:46 pm

    I’ve just joined this forum and I’m learning something already! I managed to buy a small S. taiwaniana in November 2022. Since I live in Scotland, I thought I’d keep it as a houseplant until late spring. It was a miserable houseplant and died before the time came to plant it out. I was really annoyed with myself for not looking after it well enough. Had no idea that it wouldn’t like being indoors. I was under the impression that lots of people kept them as houseplants but that must be a different cultivar.

    • Craig A

      Administrator
      February 15, 2024 at 11:13 am

      Hi Laura, yes Schefflera can be very fussy when they are young. They actually seem to thrive in cool conditions. The popular houseplant is Schefflera arboricola, a much less fussy plant but unfortunately not hardy enough for outdoors winters in the UK. 😀

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