Octupus Tree

Scientific Name: Schefflera actinophylla (Endl.) Lowry & G.M.Plunkett

Family Name: Araliaceae

Facts: 

The leaves of Schefflera actinophylla are palmately compound, meaning they radiate from a central point like the spokes of an umbrella, giving the plant its common name of umbrella tree or octopus tree.

This plant is known for its adaptability to different light conditions. It can tolerate both low light and bright, indirect light, making it a popular choice for indoor spaces.


Like many indoor plants, Schefflera actinophylla is believed to have air-purifying qualities. It can help remove certain indoor pollutants and improve air quality.