Schefflera Arboricola Variegated, or Umbrella tree, is an evergreen shrub from the Araliaceae family. Its leaves grow in clusters of 7-9 leaflets and they form a round shape resembling an umbrella. Schefflera Arboricola Variegated has beautiful green leaves with white to yellow variegation.
Each leaflet may grow up to 6" in length, and as a dwarf Schefflera, this plant usually reaches a maximum height of 4 feet.
Schefflera Arboricola Variegated makes a great choice for an indoor plant because it is easy to care for, requires little space, and can help to purify the air.
Umbrella plants grown outdoors may produce small red flowers and bearing berries in the summer, but indoor Scheffleras rarely bloom.
Schefflera Arboricola tolerates a wide variety of light levels but its ideal light condition is bright indirect or filtered sunlight. As a variegated plant, it needs more light than a normal Schefflera Arboricola, but harsh direct sunlight may burn its leaves. Low light conditions will make the leaves yellow.
This plant is mildly drought tolerant and it has a medium watering need. Water thoroughly only when the soil is dry to the touch and let the soil dry out between waterings.
This plant prefers moist, loose, well-draining soils, which you can make by adding some peat moss or perlite to a houseplant soil mix.
Umbrella plants thrives in temperatures between 60°F-80°F. Temperatures below 50°F is harmful for its foliage. This plant thrives in normal household humidity (30-50%), but it loves high humidity (about 60%), so mist your plant often and use a humidifier when the weather is dry.
This plant should be fertilized once during the growing season (spring/summer) with diluted houseplant fertilizer.
This plant is toxic so keep it out of reach of curious children and pets.
Your plant will be carefully wrapped in a sturdy box. If your plant comes with a clay pot, it will be meticulously bubble wrapped as well. There will be wooden stakes positioned in the soil to support the plant and keep it secured during shipping.
When opening your package, some soil may be loose in the box. Plant orders are shipped within 3-5 days depending on the availability of the plant. We ship our plants Monday through Friday, all twelve months of the year! If you need your order urgently, please message us so we can upgrade your shipping (additional cost applied). We do not ship outside of the continental United States.
Our packaging materials are:
100% recyclable and biodegradable cardboard boxes.
100% biodegradable packing peanuts made from natural and non-toxic sources.
Bubblewrap will only be used for clay/ ceramic pots
Wooden stake to support the plant.
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When you purchase online, your plants have to go through lots of stress while traveling so they may need a few days to adjust to their new environment and thrive. If your plant does not perk back up after a few days of care, let us know and we will send replacements free of charge. Remember that we always try our best to accommodate you.
It’s advised that you should repot the plant as soon as you get it. After repotting, your new houseplant will most likely struggle with transplant shock. It may appear droopy, faded, or have a slower growth rate than usual during this time. This is completely normal, and it’s also normal for transplant shock to hit especially hard after repotting a brand-new houseplant. To make sure your plant has plenty of time to adjust to its new surroundings, wait a day after potting and water your plant. Make sure any excess water drains completely from the pot afterward. Monitor your soil’s moisture levels daily to start creating a watering routine. To help perk up your new houseplant, we recommend adding a little water-soluble fertilizer, compost, or sugar water to your soil to boost its nutrients and help it grow.