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Schefflera arboricola 'Luseane'

Family: Araliaceae
Genus: Schefflera (shef-LER-uh) (Info)
Species: arboricola (ar-bor-ee-KO-luh) (Info)
Cultivar: Luseane
Additional cultivar information: (PP9955, aka PVN-1)
Hybridized by Feyrer; Year of Registration or Introduction: 1995

One member has or wants this plant for trade.

Tropicals and Tender Perennials

24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 C (20 F)
USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 C (25 F)
USDA Zone 10a: to -1.1 C (30 F)
USDA Zone 10b: to 1.7 C (35 F)
USDA Zone 11: above 4.5 C (40 F)

Sun Exposure:
Sun to Partial Shade
Light Shade

All parts of plant are poisonous if ingested

Bloom Color:
Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Time:
Unknown - Tell us

Grown for foliage

Other details:
This plant is suitable for growing indoors
Requires consistently moist soil; do not let dry out between waterings
Suitable for growing in containers

Soil pH requirements:
Unknown - Tell us

Patent Information:
Patent expired

Propagation Methods:
From softwood cuttings

Seed Collecting:
Seed does not store well; sow as soon as possible


1 positive
2 neutrals
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

Neutral Joan On Mar 21, 2015, Joan from Belfield, ND (Zone 4a) wrote:

From Patent Genius: Another S. arboricola, which herein is designated as `Luseane` (unpatented) is also a dwarf and a sport from a standard S. arboricola. The`PVN-1` is a subsequent sport and differs significantly from the `Luseane` as shall be described herein. It is contemplated, though, that notwithstanding the distinction between the `PVN-1` and the `Luseane`, `PVN-1` shall be marketed under the same commercial name "Luseane". Marketing of the earlier plant `Luseane` has been discontinued for some time.

Positive Vestia On Jan 17, 2010, Vestia from San Francisco, CA wrote:

This very dwarf form of the "Dwarf Schefflera", is great for bonsai, or for smaller spaces. It's leaves are small, more closely spaced, and of a good texture. The appear to be more closely spaced on the stems. The plant may need brighter light to penetrate the dense foliage. In all other ways this is the same as the nominal species.

According to the plant patent, two similar plants were marketed under this name; both are dwarf, one is smaller.

Neutral rntx22 On Oct 22, 2008, rntx22 from Houston, TX (Zone 9a) wrote:

I see this thing all the time at a certain Home store.... not to mention any names here. Anyway, this is what one online review I found about it says:

Schefflera `Luseane' (Schefflera arboricola `Luseane') Anyone who thinks of schefflera as an uncontrollable monster hasn't been introduced to this petite member of the family. Schefflera `Luseane' has a mature height and width of only 2 to 3 feet. Requiring medium light, it is usually used as a houseplant or bonsai.


This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Hayward, California
San Francisco, California
Silver Springs, Florida

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