Mini Schefflera "Umbrella Tree"

Schefflera arboricola mini

$36.00
Size: Small
Pot: Eco Planter
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  • Pet Warning:Toxic To Ingest

  • Care Level:I'm Easy

  • Overall Size: 4" to 6" W 8" to 10" H

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. It's easy-care makes this a great plant for the forgetful plant owner.

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About Mini Schefflera "Umbrella Tree"

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. It's easy-care makes this a great plant for the forgetful plant owner.

Care Level: I'm Easy

Easy for beginners and a great starter plant!

Pet Friendly: Warning

Toxic to dogs and cats.

Bloom: No

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Great For Spaces That…

  • Great for spaces with higher ceilings
  • Great for space with room for a grouping of plants
  • Great for spaces with bright indirect light
  • Great for spaces with shelving or with an upward climbing trellis

Schefflera arboricola mini Care Guide

  • High

    Bright indirect light

  • Low

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

  • Low

    Requires no extra humidity.

  • 65 to 90

    Keep this plant in rooms where the temperature is a comfortable 65°F-90°F and avoid cold drafts or air vents below 60°F.

  • 9|10|11

    Outside: Keep it in full shade on a patio out of direct sunlight to prevent leaf burn where nights are above 60°F.

  • Monthly

    Fertilize throughout the spring, summer and fall every six weeks. Apply at half-strength a balanced, liquid fertilizer especially formulated for indoor plants and let it rest in the winter.

  • 3 Years

    When receiving the Schefflera, do not repot immediately but wait at least 6-12 months or if the roots are beginning to get crowded and growing through the drainage holes. 

    Repot in the spring, using a 2 inches bigger pot to keep the roots drier. (Too big of a planter could cause the soil to dry slower.) 

    Place a piece of screening at the bottom of the container over the drainage hole to secure the soil and allow it to drain. Use a well-draining indoor potting mix with perlite to help with drainage. 

    Water your plant in the old pot before transferring over and let it sit an hour.

    Add soil to the bottom to elevate the root ball. Lift the plant and release the roots against the existing planter. Use a clean knife or garden trowel to wedge between the pot and the soil to loosen. 

    Inspect the root ball. Notice if there are any dead or rotting roots and trim off with sterile pruners. If the plant is rootbound, loosen the roots to alleviate continued encircling. 

    Ensure the plant is sitting about 1 inch below the edge of the pot to avoid water spillage. Add more soil and backfill around the sides by tamping down. Fill up to the soil line but not over. 

    Water thoroughly, leaving the soil damp but not soggy. If settling occurs, add more soil. 

    Water well to dampen the soil and let it drain.

  • Monthly

    To clean the leaves and alleviate dust particles, give it a shower from above. Fill a watering can with filtered, distilled or tap water that has been sitting for 24 hours. Place the plant in a sink and lightly wash the leaves with a shower spray end watering can.                        

    Trim off any brown leaf tips that may appear with sterile scissors. Remove any debris from the soil and replenish soil if needed. Inspect for any insects at this time.

  • Cuttings

    Take a stem cutting with sanitized pruners,  6-8 inches long with leaves attached. 

    Dip the cuttings in water, then in a rooting hormone.

    Use a pot with drainage and place the stem 1-2 inches down into the  damp, well-draining, moist potting soil mix and tamp down around the stem securing it. 

    Place a clear plastic bag over the cutting to mimic a greenhouse and mist the bag. Set it in bright, indirect sunlight while they are rooting. 

    Check the moisture and humidity each day and add misting to keep the soil moist while the roots establish. 

    After 6-8 weeks, roots will begin to establish. You can tug onto the stem to ensure the roots are secure.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         

    Remove the plastic bag but maintain adequate humidity around the new plant.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         

    Prune from the top of the plant to encourage more branching.

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