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.
2 INCH/ 4 INCH/ 6 INCH ARE THE SIZES OF THE POTS, NOT THE SIZE OF THE PLANTS.
* Minimalist Pot Options: White/ Oatmeal/ Gray colors are randomly picked
* We use 3.5 inch wide clay pots for 4" succulent plant + clay pot option.
Your plant will be carefully wrapped in a sturdy box. Most of the succulents will be shipped bare-root to ensure their safety. If you want to receive the plastic pot & soil, please leave a note in your order. 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.
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*** The size options are represtentative of pots that the plants come in. Sometimes customer may receive multiple plants instead of a large one to make up size.
*** All of our packages are sterilized before leaving the door.
We only ship out beautiful, healthy plants! Please track your package and open it immediately upon
arrival. If you receive your package and are not satisfied, please message us immediately. Fragile plants such as
bearpaw, baby toe, etc. may break or loose a few of their leaves during transport. Please contact us for
replacements if your plants are severely damaged. We'll try our best to accommodate you.
Plants may be slightly larger or smaller than the pot they are grown in, depending on availability or time of year.
Provide porous soil with adequate drainage, pots with drainage hole are recommended. Bright, filtered
light and ample airflow. Water thoroughly when soil is dry to the touch. Never let your succulents sit in water. Do
NOT water on the leaves. If you water from beneath by letting the plant sit in a saucer of water, make sure to pour
off any excess water after a few minutes.
The hotter it is outside, the faster your soil will dry out, so you’ll need to water more often if you live in a hot
area. Water with caution in winter, as the plant can lose its roots if the soil stays cold and wet for extended
periods; protect from frost to prevent scarring.