Plant Care Dwarf Umbrella Tree

Dwarf Umbrella Tree

4.6 out of 5 (251 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 4522 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 Seattle, Washington.

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.

Plant care guide for Dwarf Umbrella Tree in Seattle, Washington

Seattle, Washington

34% Very Low

Growing Dwarf Umbrella Tree in Seattle right now

Light needs for plant Dwarf Umbrella Tree in Seattle, Washington

Plant growth potential is currently very low 📉

December 2nd, 2021

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

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

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Light needs for plant Dwarf Umbrella Tree in Seattle, Washington

Sunlight intensity will decrease by 38.2% ☀️

December 2nd, 2021

Seattle is trending towards lower sunlight intensity!

The amount of sunlight in Seattle is expected to decrease by 38.2% over the next 2 weeks to an average of 4.7 megajoules of energy per m2 per …

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Light needs for plant Dwarf Umbrella Tree in Seattle, Washington

Daylight will decrease by 1.5 hours 📉

December 1st, 2021

This month, Seattle is getting an average of 8.4 hours of clear sky sunlight per day.

Hours of daylight will decrease by 15.1% over the next two weeks. Your plants will get 8.2 total hours of dayl…

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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 Seattle, Washington ⛅.

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.

When to repot Dwarf Umbrella Tree

Nutrient needs for plant Dwarf Umbrella Tree in Seattle, Washington

Is this a good time of year to repot? No ⏳

December 2nd, 2021

The growing potential in Seattle is very low 📉.

Repotting in late fall or winter when the day lengths are shorter can be very stressful for a plant and cause it to go into shock.

It's best to …

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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 Seattle, Washington, 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 143
Dwarf Umbrella Tree has a Fast grower plant personality Fast grower 134
Dwarf Umbrella Tree has a Large, lush leaves plant personality Large, lush leaves 77
Dwarf Umbrella Tree has a Easy to propagate plant personality Easy to propagate 35
Dwarf Umbrella Tree has a Pet friendly plant personality Pet friendly 26
Dwarf Umbrella Tree has a Browns easily plant personality Browns easily 21
Dwarf Umbrella Tree has a Pest magnet plant personality Pest magnet 15
Dwarf Umbrella Tree has a Blooms easily plant personality Blooms easily 12
Nebulaevie avatar
@Nebulaevie
leaf-1 5 Plants
xp 183 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 5 Plants
xp 184 XP
11/29/2021

Leonardo is cute<3

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@Taylor_made_blooms
leaf-1 19 Plants
xp 357 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 3 Plants
xp 75 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
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@Tariqcannings
leaf-1 11 Plants
xp 401 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 43 Plants
xp 1,027 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 41 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 41 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 12 Plants
xp 445 XP
10/21/2021

very easy to take care off

Danika avatar
@Danika
leaf-1 1 Plants
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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
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@Alorxmanthing
leaf-1 8 Plants
xp 235 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 15 Plants
xp 212 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
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@Elijahkenan
leaf-1 1 Plants
xp 47 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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@Samijohanson
leaf-1 91 Plants
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globe McCall, Idaho
09/13/2021

Water every other day and the tree does great

Fast grower Fast grower
Survivor Survivor
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@Phillipjohntaylor
leaf-1 3 Plants
xp 298 XP
globe San Marcos, Texas
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 plant to do it with

Fast grower Fast grower
Tyler avatar
@Tyler
leaf-1 2 Plants
xp 36 XP
globe East Brisbane, Queensland
09/06/2021

super easy to care for

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@Plantmawma
leaf-1 51 Plants
xp 2,497 XP
globe Minneapolis, Minnesota
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 leggy in nature.

Félix avatar
@Félix
leaf-1 10 Plants
xp 163 XP
08/26/2021

Cool

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@Sharon67
leaf-1 2 Plants
xp 61 XP
globe Beckley, West Virginia
08/20/2021

Pruning bottom leaves once a year makes it grow more.

Survivor Survivor

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