Plant Care Dwarf Umbrella Tree

Dwarf Umbrella Tree

4.6 out of 5 (275 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 isn’t challenging to grow and needs regular watering to thrive. They do best in abundant sunlight ☀ and should be less than 3 feet from a window.

Plant parents describe this plant as being a survivor and a fast grower with a whopping 9379 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 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

Heptapleurum arboricola
Heptapleurum
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.

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

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.

💡 FAQs
⭐ Difficulty Level

Dwarf Umbrella Tree is generally easy to care for, though some plant parents report facing challenges with growing it. Check out the reviews down below to read more about their experiences!

Benefits of Growing Dwarf Umbrella Tree →

Common Dwarf Umbrella Tree Problems →


💦 Water Needs

Dwarf Umbrella Tree prefers for the soil to dry out between waterings and should be watered regularly. Use our water calculator to personalize watering recommendations to your environment or download Greg for more advanced recommendations for all of your plants.

Dwarf Umbrella Tree Root Rot →


☀️ Sunlight Needs

Dwarf Umbrella Tree may have difficulty thriving and will drop leaves 🍃 without ample sunlight. Place it less than 3 feet from a window to maximize the potential for growth. Select your region to see how the current weather in your area affects the placement in your home 🏡.

Dwarf Umbrella Tree Light Requirements →

Dwarf Umbrella Tree Direct Sunlight Needs & Tolerance →


🐶 🐈 👶 Toxicity

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.

Dwarf Umbrella Tree Toxicity to Dogs →


💨 Humidity

Dwarf Umbrella Tree doesn’t require additional humidity. Plants absorb most water through their root system rather than their leaves, so the best way to provide humidity for your plants is through watering the soil.

Dwarf Umbrella Tree Humidity Needs →


🪴 Soil

Dwarf Umbrella Tree does best in well-draining soil. A good soil will contain lots of organic matter such as coco coir as well as perlite or vermiculite to help with drainage. Adding a handful of perlite to regular store-bought potting soil should do the trick!

Best Soil Mix for Dwarf Umbrella Tree →

When and How to Successfully Repot Dwarf Umbrella Tree →


💩 Fertilizer

Dwarf Umbrella Tree should be repotted after it doubles in size or once a year, whichever comes first. Fresh potting soil has all the nutrients your plant needs, so as long as it’s refreshed yearly, you shouldn’t need to use fertilizer. Remember, plants get their energy from sunlight, not fertilizer!


🌸 Flowers

Yes, you may see your Dwarf Umbrella Tree bloom with the right amount of sunlight and water.

Dwarf Umbrella Tree Flowers →


⬆️ ⬇️ Growth Pattern

Dwarf Umbrella Tree grows vertically and new growth will emerge from the top of the plant.


🌦️ Growing Outdoors

USDA Hardiness Zone
Dwarf Umbrella Tree can be grown outdoors in USDA Hardiness Zones 10-11. Find your local hardiness zone here.

Dwarf Umbrella Tree Temperature Tolerance →


🌱 Propagation

The seeds of Dwarf Umbrella Tree can be used to grow new plants! After your plant flowers, any seeds that formed can be collected and germinated in potting soil.

How to Propagate Dwarf Umbrella Tree →


🍂 Yellow Leaves

Yellow leaves aren’t always a reason to panic, and can be a normal part of a plant’s life cycle. Unless brand new leaves are turning yellow or all the leaves change color at once, it’s likely just your plant shedding old leaves.

Overwatering and root rot are the most likely cause of problems in Dwarf Umbrella Tree, since they are sensitive to wet soil. The leaves may also appear to be curling or drooping. Less often, yellow leaves are caused by underwatering, nutrient deficiencies, or pests.

Replace soggy soil with fresh, dry soil and download Greg to make sure your plant never gets overwatered again!


🧐 Troubleshooting

When troubleshooting a sad-looking houseplant, start by checking for signs of distress in its leaves, such as yellowing, browning, or drooping, which can indicate overwatering or nutrient deficiencies.

Inspect the soil moisture; too dry or too wet soil can cause problems.

Ensure the plant is getting the right amount of light, as too much or too little can stress it.

Finally, consider environmental factors like temperature and humidity, and adjust care routines accordingly to revive your plant.


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.

What other plant parents say

Dwarf Umbrella Tree has a Survivor plant personality Survivor 159
Dwarf Umbrella Tree has a Fast grower plant personality Fast grower 146
Dwarf Umbrella Tree has a Large, lush leaves plant personality Large, lush leaves 84
Dwarf Umbrella Tree has a Easy to propagate plant personality Easy to propagate 40
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
@ZealMorombe avatar
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leaf-1 45 Plants
xp 1,823 XP
globe Peoria, AZ
01/26/2022

So cute!

Large, lush leaves Large, lush leaves
Fast grower Fast grower
Survivor Survivor
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leaf-1 4 Plants
xp 87 XP
globe Johnston, IA
01/17/2022

Super cute and easy to take care of

Survivor Survivor
Fast grower Fast grower
@KaylieS avatar
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leaf-1 36 Plants
xp 8,888 XP
globe Leawood, KS
01/13/2022

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

Survivor Survivor
@greenvy avatar
@@greenvy
leaf-1 23 Plants
xp 1,577 XP
globe Decatur, GA
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 48 Plants
xp 7,589 XP
globe Raleigh, NC
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 66 Plants
xp 3,455 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 60 Plants
xp 5,052 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 287 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
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leaf-1 5 Plants
xp 311 XP
11/29/2021

Leonardo is cute<3

@TaylorMdeBloomz avatar
@@TaylorMdeBloomz
leaf-1 42 Plants
xp 4,202 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 6 Plants
xp 407 XP
globe Minneapolis, MN
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 7 Plants
xp 943 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
Survivor Survivor
@Cassrose avatar
@@Cassrose
leaf-1 51 Plants
xp 1,155 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 5 Plants
xp 103 XP
globe Gallipolis, OH
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 49 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 33 Plants
xp 1,179 XP
10/21/2021

very easy to take care off

Danika avatar
@Danika
leaf-1 1 Plants
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globe Grand Forks, ND
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 10 Plants
xp 759 XP
globe Lynnwood, WA
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 28 Plants
xp 931 XP
globe Salt Lake City, UT
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, CA
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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