Plant Care umbrella plant

umbrella plant


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How to care for umbrella plant


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 Nashville, Tennessee.

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

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

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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 Nashville, Tennessee

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Growing umbrella plant in Nashville right now

Light needs for plant umbrella plant in Nashville, Tennessee

Plant growth potential is currently low 📉

December 8th, 2021

Sunlight intensity as measured by “net radiation” in Nashville 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 Nashville, Tennessee

Sunlight intensity will decrease by 20.5% ☀️

December 8th, 2021

Nashville is trending towards lower sunlight intensity!

The amount of sunlight in Nashville is expected to decrease by 20.5% over the next 2 weeks to an average of 7.9 megajoules of energy per m2

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Light needs for plant umbrella plant in Nashville, Tennessee

Daylight will decrease by 0.8 hours 📉

December 7th, 2021

This month, Nashville is getting an average of 8.2 hours of clear sky sunlight per day.

Hours of daylight will decrease by 7.5% over the next two weeks. Your plants will get 9.5 total hours of day…

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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 Nashville, Tennessee ⛅.

umbrella plant does not tolerate low-light 🚫.


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 Nashville, Tennessee

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

December 8th, 2021

The growing potential in Nashville 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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Water Needs
Sunlight Needs

Care Summary for umbrella plant

umbrella plant

umbrella plant

Greg recommends:


0.5 cups every 9 days


< 1ft from a window


Repot after 2x growth

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

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