Blue Basket With Handle And Liner
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Light Blue Ribbon
Foliage: Leather Leaf, Variegated Pittosporum
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Limonium (Misty Blue)
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Ask The Expert: What Is This 'Uniquely Twisted' Houseplant?
Ask The Expert: This woody, palmate, rounded lance-shaped leaf plant grew out of a viney, heart-shaped alternate-leafed pathos.Â More than once.Â This is the only one I saved.Â My friend has one about six feet tall, and she said it was an "elephant- bush", or something, but I can't find anything like it.Â The trunk is uniquely twisted, or meandering.Â The other identifying info on the trunk is that it is layered, like some palms, like a grass. -David
Flower Shop Network's Plant Expert Reply: David, what I believe you have there is a Schefflera actinophylla (also called Brassica actinophylla), also know as "green Schefflera" or "octopus tree." A hardy, evergreen shrub that is popular as a houseplant. It can withstand tough conditions making it perfect for any living arrangement. A green Schefflera in good condition looks more like this:
You said your friend's green Schefflera tree is 'uniquely twisted', this is not surprising. This type of tree is easy to shape and lends itself well to bonsai art.