Definition of schefflera in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈSHeflərə/ Pronunciation: /SHefˈli(ə)rə/


An evergreen tropical or subtropical shrub or small tree that is widely grown as a houseplant for its decorative foliage.
  • Genus Schefflera, family Araliaceae.
Example sentences
  • Yellowing, twisted foliage with tiny webs appears on susceptible species including gardenias, scheffleras, ivy, and roses.
  • Spider plants, philodendrons, scheffleras, chrysanthemums, ferns and dracaena are excellent air filters.
  • The shiny foliage resembles that of a schefflera; the nuts are packed into woody, football-shaped pods.


Modern Latin, named after J. C. Scheffler, 18th-century German botanist.

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Syllabification: schef·fler·a

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