I'm Umbrella Plant! If you're looking for a plant that can grow super fast and look beautiful in your home, then I think you're looking for me! I don't need much out of our relationship, all I ask for is a little maintenance with making sure I have enough water and am well fed if you want me 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!
Difficulty: easy to care for
Light Needed: moderate, bright indirect light
Water: moderate, only when soil is dry
The umbrella plant gets its name from the unique bright green foliage that grow in an eight spoke style that looks like an umbrella. This plant is low maintenance and easy to care for. Be ready as it can grow super fast if you're up for it. The lively, lush and green foliage is the perfect statement to any room.
Size: Medium (6”)
Where I’m From: Taiwan
Botanical Name: Schefflera Arboricola
Nicknames: Dwarf Umbrella Tree, Umbrella Plant, Octopus Tree
Favorite Hangout Spots: Any room in your home!
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.
This plant is very versatile! You can grow it tall to reach your ceiling or keep it a short and compact coffee table plant.
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