Question: My schefflera has lost many of its leaves. Those that remain are cupped and rolled. The plant just doesn’t look healthy. What could the problem be?

Answer: Lack of light. Scheffleras are large trees in their native homes. When we grow them indoors, we have to give them extremely bright conditions or be prepared to see them fail. The cupped leaves are the best proof. Move it to a really bright south or west window and it should recover. You can take it outdoors in the shade for the summer, but it will drop the new leaves it puts on within a couple of months of your bringing it back indoors unless you give it a new, brighter spot.

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