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Posted by Joel_Fish on May 08, 2003 at 10:14:51:
In Reply to: plants question posted by taralynn_hughes on May 08, 2003 at 09:04:13:
With common names, I think that there are more than one plant refferred to as an umbrella tree. What you probably have is Schefflera arboricola. If so, it's safe.
In my experience, this is a pretty hardy plant that will grow under a lot of conditions. You might be right about the overwatering, however, they don't mind having the leaves misted twice a day - this won't get the soil very wet. Just make sure that your dripper doesn't drain directly onto the soil.
The one that I have thrives in the chameleon cage.
Good luck to you and Roan.
Joel and Salam.