Arboricola Plants

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  5. Is a Heptapleurum Arboricola Poisonous to Cats and Dogs?
  6. Umbrella Plant/Arboricola
  7. Schefflera Arboricola
Asked by Anonymous on April 11, 2011
Arboricola

Why does my Arboricola have sap flowing out of it?

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Heather
Certified GKH Gardening Expert

It's not sap. It is honeydew. The plant has either aphids, scale or a similar pest that gives off honeydew. It will drip of the plant like it is sap if it is a bad enough infestation. I would recommend treating the plant with neem oil. This article will help:
https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/plant-problems/pests/pesticides/neem-oil-uses.htm
https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/plant-problems/pests/homemade-aphid-control-a-natural-way-to-kill-aphids.htm
https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/plant-problems/pests/scale-bug-how-to-control-plant-scale.htm

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Asked by Anonymous on April 15, 2011
Heptapleurum Arboricola

I have this plant. Its leaves are covered with small brown dots. Some places look shiny, like it is sticky. I have found several on the plant and the plant table I have it on gets coated with a rough covering like a very fine dripping from the plant. The table is glass and I have to clean it regularly. Is this normal for the plant? It never really looks very healthy, as it sort of droops more than the ones I see other places. I would appreciate any insight you may be able to give me with this sketchy description.

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Nikki
Certified GKH Gardening Expert

Look for scale insects along the stem and on the leaves. That is the number one problem with this plant species. If scale is not the problem, you may have spider mites feeding on the leaf undersides. Look for little webbing on the leaf edges. Mist the foliage with distilled water at least three or four times a week. If this doesn't stop the sticky dripping, you may need to consider getting rid of it. In the meantime, an old sheet or tablecloth under the leaves to protect your table.

For help in dealing with these pests, here are some articles that you may find helpful: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/plant-problems/pests/scale-bug-how-to-control-plant-scale.htm
https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/plant-problems/pests/insects/spider-mite-treatment.htm
https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/plant-problems/pests/spider-mite-detection-and-spider-mite-natural-control.htm

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Asked by Anonymous on May 12, 2011
Arboricola Plant

Why do the leaves at the bottom of the pot keep turning brown and falling off?

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Nikki
Certified GKH Gardening Expert

I would check the roots for root rot. It may be that this fungus has set in and the plant is dying that way. Here is more information on root rot:
https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/plant-problems/disease/treating-root-rot-gardening-tips-for-housplants.htm

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Asked by aprildad5 on May 12, 2011
The Arboricola Plant

When I prune the Arboricola plant, can I start a new plant from the clippings?

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Heather
Certified GKH Gardening Expert

Yes, you can take the cuttings and root them. This article will help you with rooting the cuttings:
https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/houseplants/hpgen/using-cuttings-and-leaf-cuttings-to-propagate-your-houseplants.htm

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Asked by Anonymous on June 17, 2011
Is a Heptapleurum Arboricola Poisonous to Cats and Dogs?

Is a Heptapleurum Arboricola poisonous to cats and dogs? If so, how much would they have to digest of the plant to hurt them? I got a beautiful one as a gift and I wanna be safe.

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Nikki
Certified GKH Gardening Expert

They are poisonous, but most animals will leave them alone. Small amounts will make them sick.

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Asked by Anonymous on July 27, 2011
Umbrella Plant/Arboricola

My plant is losing leaves. The leaves have turned dark brown/black and fall off. The plant is located near a window, pot is large with proper drainage. I feed the plant once a month and water every 10-14 days. During the hot weather my city is experiencing, I spritz the plant. My Marginata is also losing a number of leaves. Both plants are large. I have been closing the blinds more than ususal to keep the sun out.

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Nikki
Certified GKH Gardening Expert

I would check the roots for root rot. It may be that this fungus has set in and the plant is dying that way. Here is more information on root rot:
https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/plant-problems/disease/treating-root-rot-gardening-tips-for-housplants.htm

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Asked by Anonymous on May 22, 2012
Schefflera Arboricola

I live in Michigan, northern lower peninsula. I would like to put my Schefflera arboricola outside for the summer. I have had this plant for over 15 years and it is very large. What temperatures will it tolerate?

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Nikki
Certified GKH Gardening Expert

If you move it outside, make sure temps are above 50 degees at all times and protect it from any direct sunlight shining on it.

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