Dwarf Umbrella Plant

Dwarf Umbrella Plant

Schefflera arboricola

Dwarf Umbrella Plants can reach four to five feet tall in an indoor setting. They prefer morning sun or bright indirect sunlight and thrive in moist, well-draining soil. They grow upwards fast and can become “leggy”. You can create a fuller plant by cutting back the taller growth, which will allow the plant to fill out. They suseptible to root rot, so be careful not to overwater. Allow the top 2″ of soil to dry out in between waterings. Fertilize no more than every 6 weeks in spring and summer with a thin layer of compost or a diluted low-potency chemical fertilizer. Regular misting is recommended to prevent pest infestation and keep the edges of the leaves from browning.

FLOWERING Rare TOXIC Mildly Toxic
LIGHTING Bright indirect light SIZE Mediuim to Large
SOIL Moist well draining soil FERTILIZING Spring/Summer
HUMIDITY Medium HANGING No
SOIL Moist well draining soil

*Rocks – can be added to the bottom of the pots to allow for extra drainage
*Sand – can be added to the soil mixture to allow for extra drainage
*Perlite – can be added to the soil mixture to incorporate more air into the soil
*Compost – a thin layer can be added on top of the soil for added nutrients and to retain moisture

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Latin Name: Schefflera arboricola
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