Plant Care American Umbrellaleaf

American Umbrellaleaf

Also known as



Diphylleia cymosa

How to care for American Umbrellaleaf

💦 Water

How often to water your American Umbrellaleaf

Water needs for American Umbrellaleaf
0.5 cups
every 9

American Umbrellaleaf 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.

Water 0.5 cups every

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

Select the pot size

☀️ Light

Finding light for American Umbrellaleaf in your home

Light needs and placement for plant American Umbrellaleaf: 3ft from a window
3ft or less from
a window

American Umbrellaleaf may have difficulty thriving, and will drop leaves 🍃, without ample sunlight.

Place it less than 3 feet from a south-facing window to maximize the potential for growth.

Select your region to see how the current weather in your area affects the placement of American Umbrellaleaf in your home 🏡.

🪴 Nutrients

How to fertilize American Umbrellaleaf

Nutrient, fertilizer, and repotting needs for American Umbrellaleaf: 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 American Umbrellaleaf after it doubles in size or once a year—whichever comes first.

Care Summary for American Umbrellaleaf

American Umbrellaleaf

Greg recommends:


0.5 cups every 9 days


< 3ft from a window


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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