How To Make Your Plants Happy: Umbrella Plant Care Guide

Drawing of Umbrella Plant
Umbrella Plant: Schefflera Arboricola


This plant prefers bright indirect light. While it can tolerate low to medium light conditions, it will grow more slowly. Avoid direct sunlight as this will cause the leaves to burn. This plant grow towards the light so rotate it around every month for even growth.


Water every 7-14 days or as the soil becomes dry. This plant is flexible about watering but will be more tolerant of dry soil than overwatering. Yellow leaves are a sign of overwatering and drooping leaves are a sign it needs more water. Be sure to empty out the saucer of excess water after watering as it does not like to sit in puddles of water.


Keep the temperature around 65-75°F for best results. If the temperature drops too low, this will cause the leaves to fall off of the plant.


Standard household humidity is acceptable.


This plant grows quite fast and can reach up to 8-10' indoors. Use, rich well-drained soil and fertilizer once a month during spring summer for faster growth if desired. Fertilizer is not necessary and once or twice a year is also adequate.


Keep away from pets as your pets will most likely become ill if the leaves are ingested.

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