Schefflera Amate Live Houseplant Schefflera Amate Large leaf. 30 Inch tall plant. This is such a pretty plant. Popular as a houseplant or suitable outdoors in tropical zone 9 and up. Plants are shipped bare root. You will need a 3 gallon pot. Its very easy, just purchase potting soil with perlite in it. A pot with good drainage. Water when soil becomes dry below 1 inch of soil line. Don't over water. Remove drained water don't let it sit in water. Yellow leaves mean too much water.