Plant ID forum: Do you know what this plant is?

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gdecianno
Oct 16, 2017 10:45 AM CST
I purchased this a few weeks back from Trader Joe's and am not sure what it is. All it says is 'tropical plant'. I realized the pot it came in was not draining well which is why I believe all of the stems are now drooping and the leaves at the bottom started to drop. I just replanted it yesterday and am hoping it can dry out and come back to life.

Any ideas / tips would be helpful! Thanks!

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Name: Deborah
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Deebie
Oct 16, 2017 10:57 AM CST
Definitely a dwarf schefflera -- Dwarf Umbrella Tree (Schefflera arboricola)
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greene
Oct 16, 2017 10:59 AM CST
I agree I was looking up how to spell the name of the plant but yes, that's what you have!

I looks like you may have planted it a bit too deeply in the soil.
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lauriebasler
Oct 17, 2017 10:33 PM CST
I have one, It's leaves hung when I gave it too much water at a time and it stayed wet longer than it can tolerate. If there may be a chance your plant is dealing with too much water, my plant recovered nicely when I dried it out drier than I thought it would love, and then watered it less and give it longer dry period, between waterings. All the leaves are not pointing down anymore.
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purpleinopp
Oct 18, 2017 11:52 AM CST
Agree with S. arboricola: Dwarf Umbrella Tree (Schefflera arboricola)
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