- Botanical Name: Schefflera Arboricola
- Common Names: Dwarf umbrella tree
- Description: The Umbrella plant is the dwarf version of the larger Schefflera Acrinophylla native to Taiwan. This evergreen wields very slender stalks with oblong leaves arranged in a circular fashion at the end of each stem.
- Care: Schefflera Arboricola tolerates a wide variety of light levels but its ideal light condition is bright indirect or filtered sunlight. Harsh direct sunlight may burn its leaves while low light conditions will make the leaves yellow.
This plant is mildly drought tolerant and it has a medium watering need. Water thoroughly only when the soil is dry to the touch and let the soil dry out between waterings.
This plant prefers moist, loose, well-draining soils, which you can make by adding some peat moss or perlite to a houseplant soil mix.
Dwarf Umbrella plants thrives in temperatures between 60°F-80°F. Temperatures below 50°F is harmful for its foliage. This plant thrives in normal household humidity (40-50%), but it loves high humidity (about 60%), so mist your plant often and use a humidifier when the weather is dry.
This plant should be fertilized once during the growing season (spring/summer) with diluted houseplant fertilizer.
This plant is toxic so keep it out of reach of curious children and pets.