Houseplants

Umbrella Tree

Schefflera 'Alpine Jr.'
Umbrella Tree is a popular houseplant that is famous for its thick, glossy leaves. Depending on its size, the Umbrella Tree may be kept as a small tabletop plant or be used as a floor plant to add rich, green texture to living spaces.
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Quick Facts

  • Easy care
  • Leaves form umbrella like shape
  • Great indoors or outdoor for warm climates

Details

Umbrella Tree is a popular houseplant that is famous for its thick, glossy leaves. Depending on its size, the Umbrella Tree may be kept as a small tabletop plant or be used as a floor plant to add rich, green texture to living spaces.

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About This Plant

Type

Houseplants

Plant Safety

This plant can cause oral irritation and illness. Take care to ensure pets don’t chew or eat it. More information here.

Air Purifying

Yes

Leaf Color

Green

Flowering

Infrequent flowering

Mature Height

Up to 96 inches

Mature Width

Up to 60 inches

Grower/Brand

Pacific Sun Growers

California residents please see Prop 65 WARNING

Plant Care Tips

Planting Instructions
Select a potting soil suitable for indoor plants, one that is light and drains freely. If the soil is dry, add enough water and mix it in to make the soil just damp. Add enough soil to the new container so that the top of the root ball will sit a bit below the rim of the container, 1/4-inch for smaller plants up to an inch for very large plants. This will help prevent spills when you water. Remove your plant from its old container and gently tease the roots from the surface of the root ball. Place the plant in the new container, adding or removing soil to bring the top of the root ball to the desired level. Add soil around the root ball, firming it in lightly. Water in to settle the soil, adding more if needed. Water your newly repotted plant lightly for the next several weeks while the roots are growing into the new soil. Indoor plants can be especially prone to rot from overwatering at this point.
General Care Description
Use pruning shears to trim the stem right above a growth node where a leaf has sprouted. Then, to reduce the width of the plant, cut back the horizontal branches just above a growth node so that new growth will be fuller and healthier.

Effort of Care

Low

Soil Type

Prefers well-drained soil formulated for indoor use.

Humidity

Moderate

Temperature

Average house temperatures 65-75°F (18-24°C)

Growth Rate

Fast

Light Needs

Will tolerate fairly low light but grows best with morning sun and bright indirect light.

Water Needs

Allow top 25-30% of soil to dry before watering.

Disease and Pests

Mealybugs and Scale Insects

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