Plant ID forum: Houseplant Help

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pcarlson1115
May 30, 2018 4:25 PM CST
Could someone please help me ID this guy?

He's not doing too well, hoping a google search will yield the secrets to his revival.

Thanks in advance!

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Name: Lin Vosbury
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plantladylin
May 30, 2018 4:31 PM CST
Your plant appears to be Schefflera; either Umbrella Tree (Schefflera actinophylla) or Dwarf Umbrella Tree (Schefflera arboricola)

Your tree may be unhappy due to low light. Hopefully others who grow Schefflera as an indoor houseplant will be along with some suggestions.

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purpleinopp
May 31, 2018 7:42 AM CST
Agree with S. actinophylla. Needs as much direct sun as possible to stay healthy.
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Dallas, TX (Zone 8a)
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pcarlson1115
May 31, 2018 10:52 AM CST
Thanks plantladylin and purpleinopp I tip my hat to you. Much obliged.

I've had him for almost half a year and everything was fine until this month. Must have been a change in the sunlight with the change of seasons.

I going to put him outside to soak up some rays today and then move him to a sunnier indoor local. Wish me luck!

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kniphofia
May 31, 2018 10:59 AM CST
Do not put your plant in direct sun outdoors! That is a cetain death sentence for an already stressed plant which has been indoors. It looks very leggy. I'd cut all the stems right back to a node.
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purpleinopp
May 31, 2018 11:58 AM CST
Agree that direct sun outside can very quickly burn a plant that has been inside. Also agree that eventually, some pruning would probably improve the aesthetic. But a stressed plant that has so few leaves can't afford to lose any. Once it has regained some vigor and is actively growing, then it could much more easily recover from some loss of foliage.
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