Plant Care Dwarf Umbrella Tree
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Dwarf Umbrella Tree

4.6 out of 5 (222 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 128
Dwarf Umbrella Tree has a Fast grower plant personality Fast grower 121
Dwarf Umbrella Tree has a Large, lush leaves plant personality Large, lush leaves 70
Dwarf Umbrella Tree has a Easy to propagate plant personality Easy to propagate 29
Dwarf Umbrella Tree has a Pet friendly plant personality Pet friendly 24
Dwarf Umbrella Tree has a Browns easily plant personality Browns easily 17
Dwarf Umbrella Tree has a Pest magnet plant personality Pest magnet 10
Dwarf Umbrella Tree has a Blooms easily plant personality Blooms easily 7
Sarahsalith avatar on Greg, the plant care app Rating of the plant Dwarf Umbrella Tree named Schefflera Little Umbrella 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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@Arielle
Corvallis, Oregon
Rating of the plant Dwarf Umbrella Tree named Kylie by Arielle on Greg, the plant care app
07/20/2021

I’ve sunburned the crap out of this plant moved it multiple locations overwatered and under watered and she still keeps growing. She’s def in need of a repotting but I’m going to wait as I have new …

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@Kingcanna
Medicine Hat, Alberta
Rating of the plant Dwarf Umbrella Tree named Umbrella-ella-ella-eh-eh by Kingcanna on Greg, the plant care app
05/10/2021

In my opinion (other than a Zizi) one of the easiest plants to take care of! I get at least 2 new little leaves every week! It’s under a 2500K, low setting, Grow light. It only needs to be watered on…

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@Madie_jones
Dallas, Texas
Rating of the plant Dwarf Umbrella Tree named Hannah by Madie_jones on Greg, the plant care app
06/01/2021

I bought my umbrella tree from Walmart on a whim in the middle of summer a couple years ago and she grew FAST! She is huge and full of foliage. I’d be afraid to plant her outside because of how large…

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Evie avatar on Greg, the plant care app Rating of the plant Dwarf Umbrella Tree named Eros by Evie on Greg, the plant care app
07/02/2021

I love my Dwarf Umbrella Tree it’s super easy and doesn’t require much. I water and occasionally feed. That’s about all. It doesn’t seem to require special treatment and hasn’t needed to be repotted …

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@Oneplantgal
Hilliard, Florida
Rating of the plant Dwarf Umbrella Tree named Diana by Oneplantgal on Greg, the plant care app
08/01/2021

This plant has stayed with me through it all and i am so happy that it’s still progressing in health even though it’s gone through a long time of inadequate care. Easy to manage, only needs water abo…

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@Phillipjohn…
San Marcos, Texas
Rating of the plant Dwarf Umbrella Tree named Bean by Phillipjohntaylor on Greg, the plant care app
09/07/2021

I got this lovely dwarf tree as a plant for my dorm room. It has been incredible as a mood lifter in my space. It just feels good to be able to sustain life other than your own and this is a great pl…

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@Plantmawma
Minneapolis, Minnesota
Rating of the plant Dwarf Umbrella Tree named Dwarf 1 by Plantmawma on Greg, the plant care app
09/02/2021

Slow grower and very difficult to propagate! It’s cute to look at but the leaves on mine do have some damage and I’m not sure what from. It’s just an ok plant for me because it’s slow and looks a bit…

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@Apb0168
Hamilton, Ontario
Rating of the plant Dwarf Umbrella Tree named Rain by Apb0168 on Greg, the plant care app
06/05/2021

This is from a tropical floral arrangement from about 5 years ago. It took root and never stopped growing. All the other plants died but this one flourished. I have reported about 4 times. It’s h…

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@Jokafaen
Tjukkebygdi, Vestland
Rating of the plant Dwarf Umbrella Tree named Snygg by Jokafaen on Greg, the plant care app
07/30/2021

Its soo beautiful and so easy to take care of. It needs to be moist at all times. Do not drown, do not dry it for too long, do NOT give it too much light, but remember she needs light.. :) live this…

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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 region 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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