Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. Any of numerous evergreen shrubs or small trees of the genus Schefflera, having palmately compound leaves and unisexual flowers that are grouped in umbels. It is widely grown indoors as a foliage plant. Also called umbrella tree.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A genus of plants of the family Araliace├Ž. See Sciadophyllum.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. large genus of shrubby and climbing tropical plants having showy digitately compound foliage

Etymologies

New Latin Schefflera, genus name, after Jacob Christoph Scheffler (1698-1742), German botanist and physician.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)

Examples

  • There, house plants such as schefflera are trees, and orchids and bromeliads serve as understory plantings, and it seemed to me that there were plants flowering everywhere.

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  • At after four in the morning I was still in my office, curled up in the ancient armchair under my schefflera plant, the handwoven throw that usually hid the worn upholstery and bleeding stuffing pulled around my shoulders against the damp and cold.

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  • Miniature fairy garden with added with color of green from schefflera and soft pink miniature roses.

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  • A number of houseplants, including schefflera, Japanese aralia, and shrubby or treelike figs, benefit from pruning to shape them as they grow.

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  • However, you will be glad to know that schefflera responds very well to severe cutting back.

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  • They also substituted a similar plant for the schefflera and delivered it in time for a funeral service in Fruita.

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  • But it did not damage any of the shop's inventory outside of the schefflera and toys.

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  • Pity that schefflera plant that froze and those stuffed toys that were spoiled by smoke.

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  • I don't think the schefflera leaf did her any harm - I managed to fish it out before she swallowed - although this plant is supposed to contain a skin irritant. it's definitely time to move that Schefflera from its current position at perfect toddler-baiting height.

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