Looking for a beautiful, easy house plant? Here is everything you need to know about Umbrella plants!
I love an Umbrella plant (scientific name: schefflera). These tropical plants are really small trees with clusters of 8 leaves.
They have a tropical look, mixed with a tree aesthetic, which makes them an interesting addition to any houseplant collection.
Plus, they are super easy to care for.
Umbrella plants like bright indirect light, regular watering, and don’t mind being fertilized in the summer.
These plants are very beginner friendly and propagate easily, too.
Here’s everything you need to know about umbrella plants!
Umbrella plant care
Did you know that there are tons of types of umbrella plants? Here are my 8 favorite types of umbrella plants!
Here are my best umbrella plant care guides:
- The complete umbrella plant care guide
- Umbrella tree bonsai care
- Dwarf umbrella plant care guide
- How to propagate an umbrella plant
- How to train an umbrella plant to grow in a certain direction
- Common umbrella plant pests + how to treat them
- When and how to repot an umbrella plant
- How to prune an umbrella plant
- Umbrella plant temperature requirements
Umbrella plant FAQs
- Are umbrella plants toxic?
- Can umbrella plants survive outside?
- Are umbrella plants safe for pets?
- Do umbrella plants go dormant?
- Best soil mix for umbrella plants
Umbrella plant troubleshooting
Here are my best solutions for the most common umbrella plant problems:
- Why is my umbrella plant dying?!
- Why is my umbrella plant losing leaves?
- Why are my umbrella plant leaves turning brown?
- Why does my umbrella plant have sticky leaves?
- Why is my umbrella plant turning black?
- Do umbrella plants like to be root bound?
- Why is my umbrella plant getting yellow leaves?
- Why are there tiny brown spots on my umbrella plant leaves?
- Why is my umbrella plant wilting?
- How to deal with scale on umbrella plants
- Umbrella tree diseases + how to treat them
- What to do with a leggy umbrella plant
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Here are some of my favorite umbrella plant accessories!
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Be sure to download our free printable umbrella plant care guide!
Printable Umbrella Plant care guide
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