Growing Zones: 4-11 patio / 9-11 outdoors(hardy down to 30℉) 4-11 patio / 9-11 outdoors
- Mature Height:
- 10-15 ft. (easily trimmed)
- Mature Width:
- 8 ft.
- Growth Rate:
- Botanical Name:
- Schefflera arboricola
- Does Not Ship To:
Easy to Grow, Indoors or Out
Why Dwarf Umbrella Trees?
An adaptable gem perfect for growing indoors or out, the Dwarf Umbrella Tree, also known as Schefflera, makes the ultimate statement. With its no-fuss maintenance and year-round, glossy dark green leaves, this joyful plant is second to none.
Even better? It's an exotic house plant with versatility to spare. These plush green plants can be grown as bushes, trees or even as bonsais, since you can train the trunk to be braided and create an elegant look a la the classic Ficus. The stems grow upwards and out in a symmetrical circle like an unfolded umbrella. The plush greenery is accompanied by long red tentacles that look like flowers in bloom for dramatic dimension you'll love.
Why Fast-Growing-Trees.com is Better
Best of all, the Dwarf Umbrella Plant isn't all about looks - it helps you breathe more easily, too! NASA’s Clean Air Study found that common indoor plants are instrumental in filtering out harmful toxins and pollutants from the air. We can’t think of a better way to enjoy cleaner air than with this visually interesting and vivacious plant.
And another huge perk is its strong beginnings. Because we've planted, grown and shipped our Dwarf Umbrella Tree with absolute care, you get a greater chance of success in your homescape. We're put in the hard work at our nursery so that you reap the rewards of healthier roots and a head start on growth.
Luxe, luxuriant and uniquely-crafted - the Dwarf Umbrella Plant has it all. Order one (or a few) of your own today!
Customer Reviews & Photos
Beautiful plant. Huge!
I have this in a corner that does not get any direct light. Water it once a week. Hope it does well as some of my plants have gotten too big to manage well.
My Dwarf Umbrella arrived in great shape several weeks ago and it has much new growth and is very healthy. One note of caution for pet owners that I discovered after I got the plant: Scheffleras are toxic to dogs and cats. Since learning this I've taken mine off the dolly on the floor my sunroom and placed my up on a high pedestal.
I love this plant! I was surprised at how big it was when I received it. But I'm more surprised at how fast it is growing. It has grown at least 3-4 inches in one month. It gets no direct sunlight but indirect light in my foyer. It is thriving!
Planting & Care
1. Planting: During the winter months, the Dwarf Umbrella enjoys bright light. As for spring and summer, it does well with indirect light and a bit of dappled shade. However, the Umbrella Plant prefers warm temperatures, so be sure to keep it away from drafty areas.
When you're repotting or planting your Umbrella, select a container that's twice the width of the shipped container and one that has drainage holes.
2. Watering: Water your Schefflera Plant lightly, keeping the soil consistently moist but not soggy. A good rule of thumb to keep in mind: Put your finger in the soil to check its level of moisture. There is no need to water your Dwarf Umbrella until you have a full inch of dryness starting from the top of the soil.
Most items ship the next business day unless otherwise noted
Estimated Shipping Time: Most orders ship immediately, however some orders may ship in 1-2 business days (we do not ship on the weekends) from date of purchase. As noted on the website, some items are seasonal, and may only ship in spring or fall. Once your order is shipped, you'll receive an email with a tracking number.
|Amount of Order||Shipping Charge|
|Less than $15||$11.95|
You can still order, but due to cold weather, we have delayed shipping to the areas shaded on the map below. We want your new plant to thrive right out of the box, so we will wait on shipping your order until the weather is ideal. This includes anyone in
Growing Zones 3 & 4. If you are unsure of your growing zone, visit our
Growing Zone Finder.
Some plants are not available for immediate shipment, and delayed delivery is noted.
We will resume normal shipping in the Spring. Please see the table below for your approximate ship date.
|Growing Zone||Shipping Resumes|
|Zones 3 & 4||Week of May 4th|
|Zones 5 - 11||Ships Now!|