Plant Care Dwarf Umbrella Tree
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Dwarf Umbrella Tree

4.6 out of 5 (30 experiences)

Dwarf Umbrella Tree has a Survivor plant personality Survivor
Dwarf Umbrella Tree has a Fast grower plant personality Fast grower

Taxonomy

Schefflera arboricola
Schefflera
Araliaceae
Apiales

What other plant parents say

Dwarf Umbrella Tree has a Survivor plant personality Survivor 24
Dwarf Umbrella Tree has a Fast grower plant personality Fast grower 17
Dwarf Umbrella Tree has a Large, lush leaves plant personality Large, lush leaves 12
Dwarf Umbrella Tree has a Browns easily plant personality Browns easily 5
Dwarf Umbrella Tree has a Pet friendly plant personality Pet friendly 4
Dwarf Umbrella Tree has a Easy to propagate plant personality Easy to propagate 2
Dwarf Umbrella Tree has a Blooms easily plant personality Blooms easily 1
Sarahsalith avatar on Greg, the plant care app Rating of the plant Dwarf Umbrella Tree named Little Umbrella Schefflera 2 by Sarahsalith on Greg, the plant care app
04/18/2021

*These plants are in low-light areas (bookshelves) in a west-facing living room with massive windows. I water them when the soil is really dry or when Greg reminds me. I rotate them and switch them w…

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Thtmadihatter avatar on Greg, the plant care app Rating of the plant Dwarf Umbrella Tree named Klaus by Thtmadihatter on Greg, the plant care app
02/14/2021

I got mine as a $5 plant that the nursery wasn’t sure would keep living but he turned around quickly and has been thriving!

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@Ronald
Columbus, OH
Rating of the plant Dwarf Umbrella Tree named Sheffela by Ronald on Greg, the plant care app
03/22/2021

A great plant, that’s very easy to care for...just throw some water on it every 7-10 days...it grows fast and looks great.

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@Court
Sunnyvale, CA
Rating of the plant Dwarf Umbrella Tree named Plant by Court on Greg, the plant care app
04/07/2021

This tree was left behind from our home’s previous owner. It used to drop leaves every day for half a year. Once we

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@Bahodirova
Columbus, OH
Rating of the plant Dwarf Umbrella Tree named Brandy by Bahodirova on Greg, the plant care app
04/02/2021

New sprouts almost every week ! If you forget to water it past the 7-9 days, it’ll still be healthy !

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@Connor
Goodyear, AZ
Rating of the plant Dwarf Umbrella Tree named Hemmingway by Connor on Greg, the plant care app
02/17/2021

It has some issues with pests and fungi but is a beautiful plant.

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@Yulia
Norristown, PA
Rating of the plant Dwarf Umbrella Tree named Your plant by Yulia on Greg, the plant care app
03/12/2021

It’s a super easy plant to care for.

Brodie avatar on Greg, the plant care app Rating of the plant Dwarf Umbrella Tree named Queen by Brodie on Greg, the plant care app
02/14/2021

Very emotional plant, very needy too

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@Court
Sunnyvale, CA
Rating of the plant Dwarf Umbrella Tree named Plant by Court on Greg, the plant care app
04/07/2021

This plant loves foreves

How to care for Dwarf Umbrella Tree

Water

How often to water your Dwarf Umbrella Tree

Water needs for Dwarf Umbrella Tree
0.5 cups
every 9

Dwarf 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 Dwarf 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 Dwarf Umbrella Tree in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Dwarf Umbrella Tree: 3ft from a window
3ft or less from
a window

Dwarf Umbrella Tree 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 city to see how the current weather in your area affects the placement of Dwarf Umbrella Tree in your home 🏡.

Nutrients

How to fertilize Dwarf Umbrella Tree

Nutrient, fertilizer, and repotting needs for Dwarf 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 Dwarf Umbrella Tree after it doubles in size or once a year—whichever comes first.

Care Summary for Dwarf Umbrella Tree

Dwarf Umbrella Tree

Dwarf Umbrella Tree


Greg recommends:

Water

0.5 cups every 9 days

Placement

< 3ft 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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