This week I was in Houston,TX and purchased this Schefflera Tree from a huge garden center. I checked and it appears Houston is Zone 9a. My home is in Zone 8b.
I would be grateful for some advice on care. I have a good looking Schefflera Arbicola, but I wonder if I should do anything different. When I got it, it was in a pot much too small and the rootball was bursting out. When I got it home I potted up while leaving the roots intact. I placed it a north facing window in a room that gets filtered sunlight from both north and east facing windows.
It is very dusty and I plan to spend Saturday going over each leaf and cleaning off the dust. That will be quite the job as its a pretty good size. The trunk is about 3 foot tall and the tallest branches are over my head and I am 5'2.
Is it variegated or are some of the leaves yellow for some other reason? Overall in my opinion it looks healthy or at least healthy enough to save..