How to grow Umbrella plant

Umbrella plant grow and care – shrub‎ or tree of the genus Schefflera also known as Schefflera actinophylla, Umbrella plant perennial evergreen used as ornamental hedge plant, can grow in tropics, mediterranean or subtropics climate or as houseplant and growing in hardiness zone 9+.

Leaves color green some variety can be variegated green with yellow in oval shape the leaves connected in the base eight leaves and create like umbrella shape.

Umbrella plant flower

Flower color can be: red, white, orange, purple or yellow, flowers small grow on the top of the plant and grow in stems and create like an octopus shape in inflorescence

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How to grow Umbrella plant growing and care:

Well drained soil

What is the best way to start growing?
Plant / Seed / Vegetative reproduction

Is it necessary to graft or use vegetative reproduction?

Difficulties or problems when growing:
Invasive, aggressive

Planting season:
Spring, summer, autumn

Pests and diseases:
Moth larvae, aphids

Pruning season:
All year

How to prune:
For design and control

Size of the plant?
1-20 m, 3-60 feet

Growth speed in optimal condition:
Fast growing / Medium growing

Water requirement:
Small amount of water / Average amount of water

Light conditions in optimal condition for growing:
Full Sun / Half Shade / Full Shade

Is it possible to grow indoor as houseplant?

Growing is also possible in a planter /flowerpot / containers:

Blooming information

Bloom season:
Winter / Spring

General information about the flower
Small flowers grow on the top of the plant and grow in stems and create like an octopus shape in inflorescence, color can be: red, white, orange, purple or yellow

Scientific name:

Schefflera actinophylla

How to grow Umbrella plant

Umbrella plant varigate

Umbrella plant flower

Umbrella plant care

Growing Umbrella plant

Umbrella plant


Blooming Seasons
  • Spring flowers
  • Winter flowers
Flower colors
  • Orange flower
  • Purple flower
  • Red flower
  • White flower
  • Yellow flower
  • Mediterranean Climate
  • Subtropics Climate
  • Tropics Climate
Leaf color
  • Yellow leaf
Ornamental parts
  • Ornamental flower
  • Ornamental leaves
  • Ornamental plant
Plant growing speed
  • Average growing plants
  • Fast growing plants
Plant life-form
  • Evergreen
  • Perennial plant
  • Shrub
  • Tree
Plant Uses
  • Bonsai
  • Colored leaves
  • Hedging plants
  • Indoor plants
  • Ornamental plants
Planting Season
  • Autumn Planting
  • Spring Planting
  • Summer planting
Plants sun exposure
  • Full sun Plants
  • Part shade Plants
  • Shade Plants
Watering plants
  • Regularly water
  • Small amounts of water
Hardiness zone
  • Hardiness zone 10
  • Hardiness zone 11
  • Hardiness zone 12
  • Hardiness zone 13
  • Hardiness zone 9

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