Plant Care umbrella plant

umbrella plant

Taxonomy

schefflera gerda
Schefflera
Araliaceae
Apiales

How to care for umbrella plant

Water

How often to water your umbrella plant

Water needs for umbrella plant
0.5 cups
every 9

umbrella plant needs 0.5 cups of water every 9 when it doesn’t get direct sunlight and is potted in a 5" pot located in Baltimore, Maryland.

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 umbrella plant

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 umbrella plant in Baltimore, Maryland

Baltimore, Maryland

47% Low

Growing umbrella plant in Baltimore right now

Light needs for plant umbrella plant in Baltimore, Maryland

Plant growth potential is currently low 📉

November 27th, 2021

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

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

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Light needs for plant umbrella plant in Baltimore, Maryland

Sunlight intensity will decrease by 29.8% ☀️

November 27th, 2021

Baltimore is trending towards lower sunlight intensity!

The amount of sunlight in Baltimore is expected to decrease by 29.8% over the next 2 weeks to an average of 7.3 megajoules of energy per m2

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Light needs for plant umbrella plant in Baltimore, Maryland

Daylight will decrease by 1.2 hours 📉

November 25th, 2021

This month, Baltimore is getting an average of 8.9 hours of clear sky sunlight per day.

Hours of daylight will decrease by 11.6% over the next two weeks. Your plants will get 9.3 total hours of da…

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Finding light for umbrella plant in your home

Light needs and placement for plant umbrella plant: 1ft from a window
1ft or less from
a window

umbrella plant 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 Baltimore, Maryland ⛅.

umbrella plant does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

Nutrients

How to fertilize umbrella plant

Nutrient, fertilizer, and repotting needs for umbrella plant: 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 umbrella plant after it doubles in size or once a year—whichever comes first.

When to repot umbrella plant

Nutrient needs for plant umbrella plant in Baltimore, Maryland

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

November 21st, 2021

The growing potential in Baltimore 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 t…

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Care Summary for umbrella plant

umbrella plant

umbrella plant


Greg recommends:

Water

0.5 cups every 9 days

Placement

< 1ft from a window

Nutrients

Repot after 2x growth

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

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