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Starleaf Schefflera

Other plants called Starleaf:

Phonetic Spelling
shef-LER-uh
This plant has low severity poison characteristics.
See below
Description

 

A tropical tree that is commonly grown as a houseplant in temperate climates.  It has palmately compound bright green leaves in groups of seven.  It rarely flowers indoors but produces dull red racemes.  It is different from the Heptapleurum umbrella tree though Shefflera and Heptapleurum are related, so much so the two plants are incredibly difficult to tell apart.     They do have the same care instructions so the plants are generally grouped together.  Also known as Brassaia arborico

The leaves and sap from this plant will cause low toxicity if eaten. Skin irritation is minor and lasts only for a few minutes.

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Tags:
#evergreen#houseplant#interiorscape#problem for cats#problem for dogs
 
Cultivars / Varieties:
Tags:
#evergreen#houseplant#interiorscape#problem for cats#problem for dogs
  • Attributes:
    Genus:
    Schefflera
    Family:
    Araliaceae
    Country Or Region Of Origin:
    Asia
  • Whole Plant Traits:
    Plant Type:
    Poisonous
    Tree
  • Flowers:
    Flower Color:
    Gold/Yellow
    Flower Description:
    Small flowers that rarely form in houseplants.
  • Leaves:
    Leaf Color:
    Green
    Leaf Arrangement:
    Alternate
    Hairs Present:
    No
    Leaf Description:
    Palmately divided into 8, smooth-margined leaflets.
  • Stem:
    Stem Is Aromatic:
    No
    Stem Description:
    The base of the leaf stalk clasps the stem.
  • Poisonous to Humans:
    Poison Severity:
    Low
    Poison Symptoms:
    Vomiting, numbness, and tingling of the mouth, lack of coordination. Skin irritation after contact with cell sap.
    Poison Toxic Principle:
    Oxalates
    Causes Contact Dermatitis:
    Yes
    Poison Part:
    Leaves
    Sap/Juice