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Schefflera Amate

'Amate' is basically an easy crop to grow. Points to stress for quality are timely crop spacing, well-drained soil mixes and proper nutrition. Like many crops, 'Amate' can become thin, uneven and appear top heavy if not spaced prior to internode elongation. 'Amate' can exhibit root problems when grown in heavy soil mixes or over watered. As a moderate to fast grower, a complete fertilizer, including micro elements, needs to be steadily available.

Growth rates can be reduced due to lack of nutrients, poor soil drainage and/or root restriction. Grow and ship from light levels between 30 to 63% shade (3,000 to 6,000 foot candles). Finish grow times vary with climate and pot sizes, but most Florida growers can produce two crops in 10 inch pots per year.