Umbrella trees are ideal for those looking for an eye catching plant, with a compact size, that’s also easy to care for. Umbrella trees have glossy, marbled leaves that create a colourful canopy with splashes of gold, yellow and pale green that will bring the tropical vibe in to your home. This version comes with a braided stem. Also comes climbing a moss pole.
Height is measured from the bottom of the plastic nursery pot (please allow a +/-10% variance). Diameter is the nursery pot diameter, so to get a pot that fits, the pot diameter should be bigger.
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Place me in a spot with bright indirect light, water me when the top few cms of my soil has dried out and rotate me regularly.
I like warmth and a little extra humidity from time to time.
Put me in a spot with bright indirect light.
Water me once my top few cms of soil has dried out, and less often in winter.
Umbrella plants, botanically known as Schefflera are native to South East Asia. In the wild they can either grow as climbers or thicker bushes. They can also be trained in to bonsai.
Schefflera arboricola can grow up to 40 foot tall in the wild, but tend to max out at around 4 foot when grown indoors. As plants mature they grown more leaflets from each stalk. There are around 150 species of Schefflera.
Umbrella plants like warmth, humidity and bright indirect light. Wipe the leaves to remove dust and rotate the plant regularly so that it an even distribution of light. Water when the top few cms of soil has dried out, but avoid letting the roots sit in water.
In China, the Umbrella tree has significance in Feng Shui. The umbrella shapep is said to shield and protect while the hand like leaves are said to capture positive energy and create fortune and prosperity.
If ingested this plant can be toxic or poisonous so keep away from dogs, cats or other pets and small children.
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