LATIN NAME: SCHEFFLERA ARBORICOLA 'TRINETTE'
'Trinette' is a variegated variety of umbrella plant with large patches of creamy yellow lighting up its foliage. Perfect for brightening a room solo or enlivening a mix of green-leaved plants. Schefflera may initially drop leaves as they adjust to a new setting, but really are vigorous and easy care plants. They may be pruned to control height or shape.
Amount of Sunlight: Full sun
Amount of Water: Water once weekly, Allow soil to dry between waterings
Soil Conditions: Well drained soil
Cold Hardiness Zone: 11
Many shrubs can be regularly sheared to keep them shaped as a hedge, edging or formal foundation planting.
When pruning to control a plant's size or shape, cuts should be made just above a leaf bud and at a slight angle. This bud will be where the new growth sprouts. Remove old flowers to keep plant looking healthy and prevent seed production that drains the plant's energy at the expense of forming new flowers.