I'm Umbrella Plant. If you're looking for a plant that is very easy to care for and looks beautiful in your home, then I think I am the plant for you. I don't require much care or attention but with a little bit of love and maintenance, I can become one of the tallest plants in your home. My friends would describe me as lively and graceful so I am perfect for any room in your home. Keep me in your bedroom or living to have fresh air in the rooms you love the most.
Difficulty Level: easy to care for
Light Needed: bright, indirect light
Water: only when the soil is dry
Plant Traits: air purifying, easy to care for
The umbrella plant gets its name from the unique bright, glossy green foliage that grows in an eight spoke style that resembles that of an umbrella. It has a long, sturdy trunk that branches out into about 12-16 leaflets per stem in a mature plant. This plant is low maintenance and easy to care for. The lively, lush and green foliage is the perfect statement to any room. This plant is a great air purifier and it can remove toxins like benzene, formaldehyde and toluene as well as toxins create from cigarette smoking.
Botanical Name: Schefflera arboricola
Nicknames: Umbrella Plant, Dwarf Umbrella Tree, Octopus Tree, Schefflera
Plant Type: Shrub or small tree
Native To: Taiwan, Australia
Mature Size: Up to 3'-6' tall indoors
Leaf Color: Bright green
Leaf Shape: Oval-shaped
Growing Season: Spring and summer
Favorite Rooms: Bedroom, living room, hallway
Health Benefits: This plant remove toxins like benzene, formaldehyde and toluene and cigarette toxins
Grow Pot Size: 6" wide x 5" tall
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BIODEGRADABLE GROW POT
Our biodegradable grow pots are made of 50% sphagnum peat, wood fiber and lime to adjust the pH. The peat content provides a combination of superior root penetration, good drainage and aeration whilst the wood fibers strengthen the pot.
Designed for easy transplant. They are 100% compostable and approved for organic production. Simply place the entire biodegradable pot into your planter and the roots of your plant will soon grow through and decompose the pot.
ECO-FRIENDLY ROOT POUCH
Our recycled & semi-degradable eco-friendly fabric bags are made from a mix all natural fibers and recycled plastic water bottles saved from landfills. The breathable fabric allows for your plants to stay cool in the summer and provides good drainage to avoid overwatering. They provide a healthy environment for your plant to grow by pruning the roots and creating dense, healthy root structures.
These fabric bags are washable and recyclable. It will take 1-2 years for the bags to semi degrade. Use your fabric bag as a decorative planter and remove from the bag when it is time to repot. This planter is designed by Root Pouch.
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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 and this plant does not have any additional humidity requirements.
This plant grows quite fast and can reach up to 3'-6' indoors when potted. Fertilizer is not necessary for this plant. If desired, feed once or twice a year using a half strength houseplant fertilizer.
Repot this plant once year during spring or as needed when the plant is potbound. Use, rich well-drained soil and a new pot that is 1" larger in size when repotting.
The umbrella plant can be propagated through cuttings. Cut off a 6" stem and leave on 4-5 leaves. Dip the stem into rooming hormone and place into potting mix. Keep the cutting in a warm location with bright, indirect light and it will grow roots within a month.
This plant is mildly toxic. Keep away from pets as your pets will most likely become ill if the leaves are ingested.