Plant Care Dwarf Umbrella Tree

Dwarf Umbrella Tree

4.6 out of 5 (266 experiences)

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

About Dwarf Umbrella Tree

Dwarf Umbrella Tree is a super popular houseplant 🌿 that is easy to grow and needs regular watering to thrive. They do best in long-lasting, direct light ☀️ and should be less than 1 foot from a window.

Plant parents describe this plant as being a survivor and a fast grower with a whopping 4929 being grown with Greg around the world. Check out the reviews below for more details!🌟

Dwarf Umbrella Tree likes soil that is well draining. Your plant shouldn't need added fertilizers if you repot each time it doubles in size.

Dwarf Umbrella Tree belongs to the schefflera genus, and is native to Taiwan.

⚠️ Dwarf Umbrella Tree is not safe to consume. If you, a family member, or a pet has ingested any amount of plant material contact Poison Control, US (800) 222-1222, or your veterinarian. If you have children, cats, or dogs in the home, we suggest keeping this plant out of reach.

Taxonomy

Schefflera arboricola
Schefflera
Araliaceae
Apiales

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 located in Louisville, Kentucky.

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?

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5"
Light

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

Plant care guide for Dwarf Umbrella Tree in Louisville, Kentucky

Louisville, Kentucky

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Growing Dwarf Umbrella Tree in Louisville right now

Light needs for plant Dwarf Umbrella Tree in Louisville, Kentucky

Plant growth potential is currently low 📉

January 23rd, 2022

Sunlight intensity as measured by “net radiation” in Louisville is currently low 📉.

The availability of high quality sunlight in your home impacts ability for plants to thrive and is key in determ…

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Light needs for plant Dwarf Umbrella Tree in Louisville, Kentucky

Sunlight will increase by 27.5% ☀️

January 23rd, 2022

Louisville is trending towards greater sunlight intensity!

The amount of sunlight in Louisville is expected to increase by 27.5% over the next 2 weeks to an average of 9.1 megajoules of energy per…

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Light needs for plant Dwarf Umbrella Tree in Louisville, Kentucky

Daylight will increase by 0.8 hours 📈

January 23rd, 2022

This month, Louisville is getting an average of 6.7 hours of clear sky sunlight per day.

Hours of daylight will increase by 8.2% over the next two weeks. Your plants will get 10.3 total hours of d…

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Finding light for Dwarf Umbrella Tree in your home

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

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

Place it less than 1ft from a south-facing window to ensure it receives enough light to survive during this time of reduced sunlight intensity in Louisville, Kentucky ⛅.

Dwarf Umbrella Tree does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

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.

FAQs
Difficulty Level

Dwarf Umbrella Tree is generally considered an easy-to-care-for plant and makes a great choice for beginners!


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Care Summary for Dwarf Umbrella Tree

Dwarf Umbrella Tree

Dwarf Umbrella Tree


Greg recommends:

Water

0.5 cups every 9 days

Placement

< 1ft from a window

Nutrients

Repot after 2x growth

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

What other plant parents say

Dwarf Umbrella Tree has a Survivor plant personality Survivor 151
Dwarf Umbrella Tree has a Fast grower plant personality Fast grower 142
Dwarf Umbrella Tree has a Large, lush leaves plant personality Large, lush leaves 81
Dwarf Umbrella Tree has a Easy to propagate plant personality Easy to propagate 38
Dwarf Umbrella Tree has a Pet friendly plant personality Pet friendly 27
Dwarf Umbrella Tree has a Browns easily plant personality Browns easily 21
Dwarf Umbrella Tree has a Pest magnet plant personality Pest magnet 16
Dwarf Umbrella Tree has a Blooms easily plant personality Blooms easily 15
Musicalorchid avatar
@Musicalorchid
leaf-1 5 Plants
xp 66 XP
globe Johnston, Iowa
01/17/2022

Super cute and easy to take care of

Pet friendly Pet friendly
Survivor Survivor
Fast grower Fast grower
Kaylies avatar
@Kaylies
leaf-1 70 Plants
xp 6,383 XP
globe Leawood, Kansas
01/13/2022

They can be dramatic and drop leaves but they are sturdy.

Survivor Survivor
Greenvy avatar
@Greenvy
leaf-1 15 Plants
xp 389 XP
globe Decatur, Georgia
01/09/2022

Has grown pretty quickly in the 2 years I’ve had it. Admittedly it doesn’t get a ton of light but still seems to do well. It will drop leaves when it needs water.

Fast grower Fast grower
Large, lush leaves Large, lush leaves
Campbellshaw avatar
@Campbellshaw
leaf-1 60 Plants
xp 1,374 XP
globe Raleigh, North Carolina
01/03/2022

mine has been thriving outside until today when i brought it inside because of cold weather. highly recommend

Fast grower Fast grower
Blooms easily Blooms easily
Survivor Survivor
Mossycabbages avatar
@Mossycabbages
leaf-1 57 Plants
xp 1,585 XP
12/28/2021

Very cute plant and grows quickly. I keep mum at ~65% humidity with grow lights and spagnum moss covering the soil and it thrives

Fast grower Fast grower
Rwags avatar
@Rwags
leaf-1 54 Plants
xp 2,431 XP
12/12/2021

Doesn’t like to be dry, loves sun.

Fast grower Fast grower
Easy to propagate Easy to propagate
Survivor Survivor
Nebulaevie avatar
@Nebulaevie
leaf-1 5 Plants
xp 209 XP
globe Corby, England
11/29/2021

this was like one of my first plants and she is quite big i love her but she’s a little leggy,,, a lot leggy….. and she got an infestation that spread to all my other plants……………… anyway i have a love hate relationship with her cause she’s so cute but also i’m always terrified of an infestation

Fast grower Fast grower
Pest magnet Pest magnet
Survivor Survivor
Browns easily Browns easily
El.oh.el avatar
@El.oh.el
leaf-1 4 Plants
xp 184 XP
11/29/2021

Leonardo is cute<3

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@Taylor_made_blooms
leaf-1 38 Plants
xp 871 XP
11/27/2021

I really loved my plant until I noticed pest on the underside of her leaves on her new growth. I immediately took her out of circulation and sprayed her with neem oil. I hope it works. Otherwise Sheera is pretty easy to care for.

Fast grower Fast grower
Pest magnet Pest magnet
Erin avatar
@Erin
leaf-1 4 Plants
xp 97 XP
globe Eagan, Minnesota
11/26/2021

Mine got a fungus and started dropping leaves. I’m trying desperately to save it.

Pest magnet Pest magnet
Tariqcannings avatar
@Tariqcannings
leaf-1 16 Plants
xp 513 XP
11/17/2021

Love this plant, grows so fast doesn’t require much attention, loves humidity and indirect sunlight. Such a beautiful plant

Fast grower Fast grower
Large, lush leaves Large, lush leaves
Easy to propagate Easy to propagate
Pet friendly Pet friendly
Survivor Survivor
Cassrose avatar
@Cassrose
leaf-1 47 Plants
xp 1,110 XP
globe New York
11/05/2021

Slow grower but she’s resilient. Just one of those plants you forgot you had but she’s just doing her own thing growing at her own rate.

Mia avatar
@Mia
leaf-1 2 Plants
xp 46 XP
globe Gallipolis, Ohio
11/04/2021

Late spring I like to put her outside on carport till fall time . She grows like crazy. The carport has a cover so not direct sun . And I fill old milk containers with water let them get room temperature. That’s what I use to water my plants with .

Large, lush leaves Large, lush leaves
Fast grower Fast grower
Survivor Survivor
Jaewoong avatar
@Jaewoong
leaf-1 1 Plants
xp 44 XP
globe Seoul
10/26/2021

nice grow

Survivor Survivor
Browns easily Browns easily
Pest magnet Pest magnet
Easy to propagate Easy to propagate
Blooms easily Blooms easily
Bellakramer avatar
@Bellakramer
leaf-1 24 Plants
xp 737 XP
10/21/2021

very easy to take care off

Danika avatar
@Danika
leaf-1 1 Plants
xp 32 XP
globe Grand Forks, North Dakota
10/13/2021

Great for windows that don’t get direct sunlight!

Survivor Survivor
Easy to propagate Easy to propagate
Alorxmanthing avatar
@Alorxmanthing
leaf-1 7 Plants
xp 275 XP
globe Lynnwood, Washington
10/10/2021

I rescued this plant from a photo shoot about two years ago and it’s survived dry spells and lack of attention, great hearty plant that looks cool

Survivor Survivor
Alfonso avatar
@Alfonso
leaf-1 16 Plants
xp 249 XP
globe Salt Lake City, Utah
10/05/2021

I can’t wait for this to get bigger I believe it will bring me lots of shade sitting in my window

Fast grower Fast grower
Survivor Survivor
Elijahkenan avatar
@Elijahkenan
leaf-1 2 Plants
xp 57 XP
globe Inglewood, California
09/23/2021

It started out lush but has been dropping leaves like crazy. Out of our 20 plants it’s the hardest to manage. We think it may need water multiple times a week

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