Schefflera Gold Capella "Umbrella Tree"

Schefflera Gold Capella

$48.00
Size: Small
Pot: Eco Planter
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  • Pet Warning:Toxic To Ingest

  • Care Level:I'm Easy

  • Overall Size: 6" to 8" W 12" to 14" H

One of the fastest-growing houseplants, Umbrella Plants can be kept short and bushy or grow all the way up. Add some height to your indoor jungle with our unique umbrella tree. It's one of our favorite beginner plants. Not only is it low maintenance, but it also grows quickly. It can grow to ceiling-skimming heights of six feet and over, but if you prefer shorter shrubs you can trim it into a shorter, bushier shape. Since they're easy to take care of, they're great for first-time plant parents.

Plant - Schefflera Gold Capella
Plant - Schefflera Gold Capella

About Schefflera Gold Capella "Umbrella Tree"

Schefflera is a native of Taiwan. It is considered a flowering, evergreen shrub there and grows around the trunks of other trees. This cultivar 'Gold Capella' boasts the Royal Horticulture Society's Award of Garden Merit for performance and characteristics.

Care Level: I'm Easy

Easy to care for.

Pet Friendly: Warning

Considered to be toxic to pets if ingested.

Bloom: No

Plant - Schefflera Gold Capella

Great For Spaces That…

  • Great for spaces with partial shade patios
  • Great for space with room for a grouping of plants
  • Great for spaces with medium indirect light
  • Great for spaces with shelving or with an upward climbing trellis

Schefflera Gold Capella Care Guide

  • Medium

    Prefers medium levels of indirect light.

  • Low

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

  • Medium

    Enjoys humidity. Spritz occasionally.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Seasonally

    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.

Schefflera Gold Capella

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