Versatility and Low Maintenance – Add an Umbrella to Your Forecast
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.