Plant Care Australian Umbrella Tree

Australian Umbrella Tree

Reviewed by: Kiersten Rankel | Last Updated: 11/05/2021

Also known as

Schefflera Amate Plant

Taxonomy

Schefflera amate
Schefflera
Araliaceae
Apiales

How to care for Australian Umbrella Tree

Water

How often to water your Australian Umbrella Tree

Water needs for Australian Umbrella Tree
0.5 cups
every 9

Australian Umbrella Tree needs 0.5 cups of water every 9 when it doesn’t get direct sunlight and is potted in a 5" pot.

Use our water calculator to personalize watering recommendations to your environment or download Greg for more advanced recommendations for all of your plants.

Calculate water needs of Australian Umbrella Tree

Water 0.5 cups every
9

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

Select the pot size

5"
Light

Check the growing potential in your area

A plant's growing potential is determined from its location, the time of year, and current local weather.

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Finding light for Australian Umbrella Tree in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Australian Umbrella Tree: 1ft from a window
1ft or less from
a window

Australian Umbrella Tree love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.

Place it less than 1ft from a south-facing window to maximize the potential for growth.

Australian Umbrella Tree does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

Select your region to see how the current weather in your area affects the placement of Australian Umbrella Tree in your home 🏡.

Nutrients

How to fertilize Australian Umbrella Tree

Nutrient, fertilizer, and repotting needs for Australian Umbrella Tree: repot after 2X growth

Most potting soils come with ample nutrients which plants use to produce new growth.

By the time your plant has depleted the nutrients in its soil it’s likely grown enough to need a larger pot anyway.

To replenish this plant's nutrients, repot your Australian Umbrella Tree after it doubles in size or once a year—whichever comes first.

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Care Summary for Australian Umbrella Tree

Australian Umbrella Tree

Australian Umbrella Tree


Greg recommends:

Water

0.5 cups every 9 days

Placement

< 1ft from a window

Nutrients

Repot after 2x growth

Based on the 4” pot your plant is in, and that it doesn’t get direct sunlight.

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