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Plant Info & Care

Pet Friendly No

Toxic to dogs and cats.

Care Level Low

Easy for beginners and a great starter plant!

Light High

Bright indirect light

Water Low

Water well and then allow the soil to dry out between each watering.

Humidity Low

Requires no extra humidity.

Air Quality Excellent

Cleans, filters and purifies the air in your home or office.

Plant Bio

The Schefflera arboricola (Dwarf Umbrella) indoor plant gets its common name because the leaves mimic an umbrella shape. It has smaller leaves in this species and remains under 2 feet in height if kept in a smaller pot. Place this indoor plant in bright, indirect light on an east, west, or south window to fulfill its lush characteristics. It likes to dry out on the top third of topsoil between waterings. Its easy-care makes this a great plant for the forgetful plant owner.

Roots

Native to Taiwan.

Fun Facts

It is native to Taiwan. In the wild, it sometimes grows on other trees as an epiphyte (growing on vertical surfaces or another plant) and derives moisture and nutrients from the humid air. Many appreciate it for its aesthetic appeal versatility, thriving in various conditions in interior spaces.

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