Dwarf Umbrella Tree

(26 customer reviews)
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Ships March 8th - March 15th.
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$ 34.00
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3-in-1 Moisture Meter

Take the guesswork out of watering and light. Quickly and easily determine your plants water and light levels, along with pH value.

  • No batteries required
  • Easy to read moisture, light, and pH levels with large dial.
  • Perfect for Indoor or Outdoor Plants.
  • How to Use: Simply insert moisture meter 3-4 inches into the soil, toggle switch to test moisture, light, or pH level you would like to measure.
  • Designed only for testing soil. Please be sure to not touch stone or hard rock soil.
  • ***Please note that pH test value cannot be applied to any other liquid than water.

Natural Root Stimulant

Natural probiotics, organics, and moisture control gel boost root growth. Invigorates existing plants, reduces transplant shock and accelerates establishment of new plants. This all natural product will not burn roots.

When Transplanting: Apply between new soil and plant so stimulant touches root ball.

For Existing Plants: Apply stimulant 2-3 inches below top of soil.

Use the proper amount for each pot size:
6″ Pot: ½ Pack
8-10″ Pot: 1 Pack
12-14″ pot: 2 Packs

Organic Outdoor Potting Mix

PlantVine’s Organic Outdoor Potting Soil is time-tested and proven to help your outdoor potted plants thrive. This is our best all-purpose mix, and a smart choice for a wide variety of outdoor plants, flowers and vegetables. The all natural ingredients are specially blended to provide excellent long term drainage, high air porosity and good water holding capability. This mix contains no artificial fertilizers or chemicals. Each bag contains 128 oz of soil.

6” pot into an 8-10” planter: About 1.5 bags
8-10” pot into a 12-14” planter: About 3 bags

Pot it for me

Have your plant delivered pre-potted when purchasing a medium-sized plant along with one of our premium planters.

  • For Medium Plants
  • Perfect for gift giving
  • Replaces our standard grower pot
  • Medium Plant and Premium Planter must be purchased at same time to qualify
  • Can not be used with large, XL or hanging pot specimens

Soluble Fertilizer

Great for indoor and outdoor potted plants, this fertilizer quickly dissolves in water, making fertilizing as quick and simple as possible. Just mix 1 teaspoon (scoop included) with 1 gallon of water, and water as normal. Makes 48 gallons.

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Scientific Name: Schefflera arboricola ‘Compacta’

Common Names: Dwarf Umbrella Tree

Overview: If left to grow tall, the Schefflera will lose its lower leaves, leaving a straight trunk and a large “top” – which is why this tropical beauty is often called the Umbrella Tree. Its large shiny leaves grow in clusters, giving the plant a rounded form that smart landscapers often use to hide something, like an air conditioning unit, meters on a wall, or even the view into the backyard. Strong winds may cause damage, so it’s best to plant in a protected location. Outdoors, this plant can grow extremely tall, so be sure to keep trimming to your preferred height.

The Umbrella Tree is also a popular houseplant that helps to purify air. Extremely low maintenance, you only need to water a few times a month. Indoors, the plant prefers filtered sunlight. Be mindful of your pets around the plant, as it could be toxic if ingested.


Versatility and Low Maintenance – Add an Umbrella to Your Forecast

The Schefflera arboricola ‘Compacta,’ commonly known as the Dwarf Umbrella Tree, is a popular houseplant celebrated for its ease of care, compact growth, and attractive foliage. This variety, with its dense clusters of glossy, green leaves, can add a touch of the tropics to any indoor setting. Native to Taiwan and Hainan, the ‘Compacta’ is a smaller, more manageable version of the larger Schefflera species, making it an ideal choice for indoor gardeners looking to bring a piece of the exotic into their homes.

Caring for your Dwarf Schefflera

The Schefflera arboricola ‘Compacta’ is a versatile and forgiving plant, making it suitable for gardeners of all skill levels. With the right care, it can grow into a lush, vibrant addition to your indoor garden, providing a year-round display of greenery. Its adaptability to various indoor environments, combined with its low-maintenance needs, ensures its popularity among houseplant enthusiasts.


The Dwarf Umbrella Tree prefers bright, indirect light but can tolerate lower light conditions. Avoid direct sunlight, which can scorch its leaves. A spot near a window with a sheer curtain is ideal, providing the perfect balance of light and protection.


Consistent watering is key to the health of your ‘Compacta.’ The soil should be allowed to dry out slightly between waterings. Overwatering can lead to root rot, while under-watering can cause leaf drop. During the growing season (spring and summer), you may need to water more frequently, reducing the frequency in fall and winter.

This plant enjoys a humid environment, which can be achieved by misting the leaves regularly or placing a humidifier nearby.


Use a well-draining potting mix designed for houseplants to ensure proper drainage and prevent root rot. Repotting should be done every 2-3 years or when the plant becomes root-bound. Choose a pot that is one size larger than the current one to allow for growth. Spring is the best time to repot, as the plant is entering its active growth phase.


Feed your Schefflera arboricola ‘Compacta’ with a balanced, water-soluble fertilizer every 4-6 weeks during the growing season. In the fall and winter, reduce feeding to once every 2-3 months as the plant’s growth slows. Over-fertilization can lead to salt buildup in the soil, so be sure to follow the recommended dosage on the fertilizer package.


Pruning is important to maintain the desired shape and size of your ‘Compacta.’ It can also encourage bushier growth. Use clean, sharp scissors or pruning shears to trim back any leggy or overgrown branches. Pruning is best done in the spring or early summer.

Pest and Disease Management

The Dwarf Umbrella Tree is relatively resistant to pests and diseases, but it can occasionally be affected by aphids, spider mites, and scale insects. Regularly inspect your plant for signs of infestation. If pests are detected, treat the plant with insecticidal soap or neem oil, following the product’s instructions.

Additional information


10a, 10b, 11a, 11b, 9a, 9b

Sun Exposure

Full Sun, Partial Shade

Mature Height

3 ft – 4 ft


18 in – 48 in

26 reviews for Dwarf Umbrella Tree

  1. Roman S. (verified owner)

  2. Shirley S. (verified owner)

  3. Verified Buyer (verified owner)

  4. Dorothy Gaudet (verified owner)

    We received them in a timely manner, and they were packaged very well.

  5. Sharon Chism (verified owner)

  6. tracy p. (verified owner)

    Full and beautiful! Plants came well packaged also. Will buy from Plant Vine again!

  7. Barbara L. (verified owner)

    Very nice plant. Packaged and shipped well.

  8. Lynn (verified owner)

    Great purchase so far.

  9. Heather P. (verified owner)

  10. Christina Lewis (verified owner)

  11. Sheri Whitten (verified owner)

    It’s way too small

  12. Gloria Graham (verified owner)

    Great! Love this plant.

  13. Kate Maun (verified owner)

    Beautiful healthy plants!!

  14. Valerie (verified owner)

    Gorgeous little tree! Knock on wood. Came beautifully wrapped and am so happy with it.

  15. Lia Rodriguez (verified owner)

  16. patricia macias (verified owner)

    Healthy and beautiful

  17. Steven Sands (verified owner)

  18. Douglas Barker (verified owner)

    Arrived in excellent condition. Plant is healthy, good size, lush—very pleased

  19. Sandra Bowman (verified owner)

    Bug infested soil

  20. Samantha (verified owner)

  21. Anonymous (verified owner)

    A little smaller than anticipated

  22. Deepika Bharathraj (verified owner)

  23. Anonymous (verified owner)

  24. Niraj Nath (verified owner)

  25. Janene Shirley (verified owner)

    Arrived beautifully

  26. Jason (verified owner)


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