Like many other plants, Schefflera plants do not like it too wet or too dry. During the growing season, April to September, the plant requires more water than when the plant is not growing. Only water the plant until the first drops begin to drain and do so with lukewarm water.
Schefflera houseplants perform best when a balanced (20-20-20) liquid fertilizer is applied monthly during growth. Another option is to adjust to half-strength fertilizer and apply when watering every 2-3 weeks. Schefflera (Schefflera arboricola) plants are susceptible to pest and pathogen problems.
Light – Schefflera plants are medium light plants, which means that they need bright but indirect light. A common complaint about schefflera plants is that they get leggy and floppy. This problem is caused by too little light
Scheffleras prefer day temperatures between 65 and 75 °F. Nighttime temperatures should remain above 60 °F. Keep plants away from heat vents, radiators, open windows, and air conditioners. Hot or cold drafts will damage plants.
Repotting a Schefflera should be done when the container is crowded. In the wild, in-ground plants can reach 8 feet (2 m.) in height but you can easily keep it smaller by tip pruning. Transplanting a potted Schefflera will encourage new growth and keep the root system happy.