Scfiefflera Actinophylla (Umbrella Tree, Sun-Ray Plant)
(Araliaceae) origin: Australia, Java
The leaves of young plants are divided into three small leaflets, and of larger plants into five leaflets; these spring from the centre of the leaf stem rather like sun-rays. They are a pleasant mid-green in colour, oval in shape, and from 4 to 6 in. long and 1-1/2 to 2 in. wide. The plant likes humidity, a temperature of 50 to 55° F. (10 to 13° C), and a semi-shaded position away from strong light or sunlight. Keep just moist in summer but allow almost to dry out between waterings in winter. Will shed its leaves if allowed to dry out. Feed regularly during the growing season.