Arboricola Variegated - Schefflera arboricola grow best with some shade from the hot afternoon sun, however, with enough water they will grow in the Pinellas county full sun. Even during the mild winter months, these plants will keep their leaves and remain evergreen. Plant as a bright hedge or around the trunk of a tree for some contrast.
Variegated arboricola tropical bushes are easy to keep in the landscape area. This accent plant is a great St. Petersburg FL landscape plant and will remain full with light pruning of any branches growing out of bounds. Leaves will quickly fill in after pruning.
Let the soil dry out between waterings, then water thoroughly. Make sure the planting location drains well and doesn't stay wet.
Trinette is a popular variety growing to be 4-6 foot shrubs, which can easily be pruned to the 3 foot height range. Plant them about 2 to 3 feet apart as a foundation planting, or along sidewalks. With bright yellow and green variegated foliage, these versatile tropical plants can be planted as an accent or focal plant or used as a container plant on the porch even indoors in bright light.