Dwarf Umbrella Tree | Schefflera arboricola, 4" – PlantX US
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Dwarf Umbrella Tree

Schefflera arboricola, 4"

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Quick Description

The perfect compact plant with light green leaves that resemble an umbrella.

Key Information and Plant Overview

  • Other Common Names: Umbrella Bush, Australian Ivy Palm, Parasol Plant
  • Binomial Name: Schefflera arboricola 
  • Care Level: Easy
  • Light: Bright indirect
  • Water: Allow the top 2” of the soil to dry
  • Pet Friendly: No

The perfect compact plant with light green leaves that resemble an umbrella. The Dwarf Umbrella Tree remains compact with a mature height of 3-4 feet. These plants have long been used in home decor and as statement plants in office buildings. 

Each leaf is made up of 7 to 9 individual oblong leaflets giving a comforting visual effect. The individual leaflets allow for light to pass through, creating a gentle visual effect of being outdoors. 

PlantX Top Tip: The Schefflera is an easy plant to propagate. Simply cut at a node, place in water, and watch as the roots grow!

How to Care for Dwarf Umbrella Tree

  • Light: Bright indirect to medium light.
  • Water: Allow the top 2” of the soil to dry in between watering
  • Humidity: Average relative humidity of 25% to 49%
  • Temperature: Average from 18°C to 24°C (65°F - 75°F)
  • Fertilizer: Follow a monthly fertilizing schedule when the plant is actively growing. In most cases, this is in the spring and summer. Use a balanced fertilizer - this means a ratio of NPK that is all the same. Ex: 10-10-10.
  • Soil: Use a well-draining, high organic matter soil mix.
  • Propagation: Stem cuttings
  • Repotting: Can be done every 12-18 months. Choose a pot that is 2” larger in diameter than the original pot.
  • Cleaning Tip: Gently wash the leaves of dust and debris with a showerhead and remove any dead or dying foliage.
  • Toxicity: Toxic

Dwarf Umbrella Tree - Common Problems

My plant's leaves are browning: As the plant matures, it is natural for some foliage to become brown and die. Another reason could be the lack of light. Move your plant into a spot with bright, indirect light.

The leaves are yellowing: When leaves are yellowing, check the soil and inspect for pests and remember to fertilize your plant.

The leaves are becoming dry and crispy: Check the soil moisture, if it is dry - give the plant water. If it is damp, remove the plant from the pot and inspect the roots. If the roots are brown and mushy - that is a sign of root hair bursting and could lead to issues within the soil such as root rot. Provide the plant with ample humidity. If the humidity is too low, the plant will begin dropping its leaves.

Signs of Overwatering: New growth becomes soft and brown and the leaves begin to drop.

Common Pests: Scale, spider mites, and aphids

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11/19/2021
Merrylyn
United States United States

Lovin' my dwarf Schefflera

I submersed it in water up to within an inch of the top of the soil. Took it out and drained it and put it in bright, indirect light. It spoke to me the other day, when the day was gorgeous, and said: "Thank you for adopting me. I just love it here. "

11/19/2021

PlantX USA

Hi Merrelyn, Our hearts just melted with such a beautiful story! for sure plants reciprocate the love that they receive, it definitely made it to the best home possible. You are amazing! Best Joselyn PlantX

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