rubber tree?

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  1. Yonni

    Yonni New Seed

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    I think My grandmother gave me a rubber tree

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  3. eileen

    eileen Resident Taxonomist Staff Member Moderator Plants Contributor

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    Hi there Yonni!! I think your plant is actually an Umbrella plant. Here's a piccie of one I found on the net - looks very similar - what do you think?

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  4. toni

    toni Mistress of Garden Junque Staff Member Moderator Plants Contributor

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    Yep, Umbrella tree also known as Schefflera. This website will help you keep it growing. From the looks of where you have it, it might not be getting enough light.
    When I lived in south Florida almost every yard had at least one. My Mom's was over 20 feet tall when they moved.
     
  5. EJ

    EJ Allotmenteer Extraordinaire

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    And I will third the Umbrella tree! :) They benefit from misting as well as good light.
     

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