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Umbrella Plant

Umbrella Plant

Regular price $7.00 USD
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Size

Plant Type: shrub
Plant Height: 4-15 feet
Spread: 3-8 feet
Flower Color: 
Sun Exposure: Full Sun, Partial Shade

Description:

The Umbrella Plant, scientifically known as Schefflera arboricola, is a popular houseplant and landscape plant known for its attractive foliage and ease of care. Native to Taiwan and Hainan, this plant belongs to the Araliaceae family and is appreciated for its glossy, palmate leaves that radiate from a central point, resembling an umbrella, hence the name.

When grown indoors, the Umbrella Plant typically reaches about 4 to 15 feet tall, making it a suitable choice for adding greenery to living spaces, offices, and other indoor settings. Outdoors, in tropical or subtropical climates where it can be planted in the ground, it can achieve greater heights. The plant produces clusters of small, greenish-white flowers, but these are rarely seen on indoor plants.

Variegated varieties of Schefflera arboricola, featuring leaves with cream or gold splashes, are also popular for their decorative appeal. These plants prefer bright, indirect light when grown indoors and can tolerate some direct sun in the morning or late afternoon. Outdoors, they thrive in partial shade, protected from the intense midday sun.

The Umbrella Plant prefers well-draining soil and should be watered regularly, allowing the top inch of soil to dry out between waterings. Overwatering or poor drainage can lead to root rot, so it's essential to ensure adequate drainage. This plant can be pruned to maintain a desired shape and size, making it versatile for various landscape uses or as a potted plant.

In landscaping, Schefflera arboricola is used as a specimen plant, in mixed borders, or as part of tropical-themed gardens. Its lush foliage provides a vibrant green backdrop or accent in garden designs, and when grown in containers, it can be placed on patios, decks, or balconies to add a touch of nature to outdoor living areas.

Overall, the Umbrella Plant is a versatile and attractive option for gardeners and indoor plant enthusiasts looking for a low-maintenance plant that offers visual interest and adaptability to a range of growing conditions.

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