Definition of schefflera in English:


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Pronunciation: /ˈʃɛflərə


  • An evergreen tropical or subtropical shrub or small tree which is widely grown as a pot plant for its decorative foliage.
    • Genus Schefflera, family Araliaceae
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    • 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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