Plant ID forum: Unknown plant

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Jun 8, 2016 6:18 PM CST
Can you tell me what type of plant this is and how to care for it? I had it indoors and it was struggling to survive but after placing it on my patio it's thriving.
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Name: Gene Staver
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Jun 8, 2016 6:21 PM CST
My guess would be Schefflera. Pretty common house plant. Gene
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Jun 8, 2016 6:36 PM CST
I agree, Umbrella Tree (Schefflera arboricola)
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Jun 9, 2016 4:51 AM CST
Hi & welcome! I think it's the bigger one, S. actinophylla:
Umbrella Tree (Schefflera actinophylla)

That needs more sun than the S. arboricola. If yours is S. actinophylla, that could explain why it's so much happier outside.
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