Umbrella Plant

//Umbrella Plant

This appears to be Schefflera actinophylla, common name umbrella tree. A popular indoor plant especially in regions with frosty winters, this is considered invasive in many areas of the world because of its ability to readily re-seed. Plant can reach 10 meters tall and small red flowers emerge in clusters near the top of the plant followed by small red or dark purple fruit only where winters are mild. Indoors needs bright indirect light, regular water but do not allow plant to sit in water as this may lead to root rot and feed with a slow-release or organic fertilizer formulated for indoor container plants. Outdoors does well in partial shade or afternoon shade, regular water and fertilize during growth cycle. Does not tolerate frost.

By | 2016-03-29T13:24:50-07:00 March 29th, 2016|House Plants|2 Comments

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  1. Gayel November 10, 2023 at 7:20 pm - Reply

    My scheffelara (umbrella plant) needs to be trimmed down. When is the best time to do that?

  2. Gayel November 10, 2023 at 7:23 pm - Reply

    My 17-yr.old umbrella plant is 6ft. high & fullof aphids. When is good time to trim it down ?

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