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schef·fler·a

 (shĕf-lîr′ə, -lĕr′ə, shĕf′lər-ə)
n.
Any of various evergreen shrubs or small trees of the genus Schefflera, having palmately compound leaves. Several species are cultivated as houseplants. Also called umbrella tree.

[New Latin Schefflera, genus name, after Jacob Christoph Scheffler, (1698-1742), German botanist and physician.]

schefflera

(ˈʃɛflərə)
n
(Plants) any tropical tree or shrub in the genus Schefflera known for its compound leaves and flower clusters
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Noun1.schefflera - large genus of shrubby and climbing tropical plants having showy digitately compound foliageSchefflera - large genus of shrubby and climbing tropical plants having showy digitately compound foliage
rosid dicot genus - a genus of dicotyledonous plants
Araliaceae, family Araliaceae, ivy family - mostly tropical trees and shrubs and lianas: genera Panax and Hedera
Brassaia actinophylla, Schefflera actinophylla, umbrella tree - erect evergreen shrub or small tree of Australia and northern New Guinea having palmately compound leaves
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If you are not a super plant person who does not have ideal indoor growing conditions or free-time to spend on your plants, then consider building your plant display around easy-to-culture green plants like philodendrons, corn plants, scheffleras, fig trees, ferns, cacti, or other super growers that are able to cope with low light conditions.
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