Plant Care Mallet Flower

Mallet Flower

Also known as

Schefflera pueckleri and Umbrella Tree


Tupidanthus calyptratus

How to care for Mallet Flower


How often to water your Mallet Flower

Water needs for Mallet Flower
0.5 cups
every 9

Mallet Flower 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 Mallet Flower

Water 0.5 cups every

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

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Finding light for Mallet Flower in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Mallet Flower: 3ft from a window
3ft or less from
a window

Mallet Flower 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.

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How to fertilize Mallet Flower

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

Care Summary for Mallet Flower

Mallet Flower

Mallet Flower

Greg recommends:


0.5 cups every 9 days


< 3ft from a window


Repot after 2x growth

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

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