information: This old time favorite has been a staple
of the house plant industry for decades. The fast growing
"Umbrella Tree" is easy to keep and over time...can grow
to the ceiling.
Place your "Umbrella Tree" in a location with early
morning or late day sunshine for optimum growth. The plant will
adapt to low light locations... but will naturally thin itself out
according to the amount of light it receives. Allow the soil to
dry 2" to 3" from the surface on larger plants between
watering... 1" to 2" on smaller plants. "Umbrella
Tree" always seems to be growing, so feed monthly with a
balanced liquid fertilizer. Spider mites seem to like this
plant... so keep any eye out for them. Propagation of stem
cuttings is difficult.
"Umbrella Tree" is available in nearly every
container size from small 3" starter plants to large
specimens over 10 feet tall.
for the new and improved Schefflera 'Amate'®.