Schefflera arboricola ‘Trinette’

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$ 66.00
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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

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 ‘Trinette’

Common Names: Trinette Umbrella Tree

Overview: The Schefflera arboricola ‘Trinette’ is a strikingly variegated houseplant that makes a bold statement in any indoor or outdoor space. With its lush canopy of cream and green leaves, this eye-catching plant provides both texture and color, easily becoming a focal point wherever it is placed. Perfect for beginners and seasoned gardeners alike, ‘Trinette’ is notably low-maintenance, requiring only moderate sunlight and watering to thrive. Its compact size makes it highly versatile, equally at home on your desk, in your living room, or adorning a patio. The plant’s unique umbrella-shaped foliage gives it a tropical flair that can infuse a sense of exotic beauty into any setting. Whether you’re looking to add a pop of color or a living element to your design scheme, the Schefflera arboricola ‘Trinette’ is a stylish and effortless choice.

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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.

Caring for your Umbrella Tree

The Schefflera, commonly known as the Umbrella Tree, is a popular indoor plant known for its unique foliage that mimics the shape of an umbrella. The most common varieties include the Schefflera actinophylla and the Schefflera arboricola. Easy to care for and captivating to look at, this plant is a staple in homes and offices alike. Here is a detailed guide on how to care for your Umbrella Tree.


Umbrella Trees thrive in bright, indirect sunlight but are forgiving and can tolerate low light conditions to some extent. However, a lack of sufficient light can result in sparse, elongated, and leggy growth. If you’re keeping your plant indoors, place it near a north or east-facing window, or alternatively, under fluorescent lights. Rotate your plant every few weeks to ensure even growth on all sides.


Umbrella Trees like consistent moisture but despise being waterlogged. Wait until the top inch of soil is dry to the touch before watering your plant again. Overwatering can lead to root rot, a condition often signified by yellow leaves and a musty odor emanating from the soil. In the winter months, you can reduce your watering frequency, as the plant’s growth slows down.

As for humidity, Umbrella Trees are relatively forgiving but will appreciate a more humid environment. If you find the leaf tips turning brown, that’s a signal your plant would enjoy higher humidity. Place a water-filled pebble tray near the plant, or consider grouping it with other plants to raise moisture levels.


Opt for a well-draining potting mix that contains a good proportion of peat moss, pine bark, and perlite. Good drainage is crucial to prevent overwatering and root rot. It’s a good idea to repot the plant every couple of years to refresh the soil and check the root system.

Repot your Umbrella Tree when it becomes root-bound or when the soil appears depleted. This is generally needed every 2-3 years. Select a pot that is 1-2 inches larger in diameter than the current one. Be careful while handling the root ball to minimize damage.


A balanced, slow-release fertilizer with a ratio of 20-20-20 works well for Umbrella Trees. Fertilize once a month during the growing season—usually spring and summer. Hold off on fertilizing during the winter months when the plant is in its dormant phase.


If your Umbrella Tree becomes too tall or leggy, feel free to prune it back. Use clean, sharp shears to cut off elongated stems and leaves. Pruning will not only help maintain the plant’s shape but also encourage denser growth. The best time to prune is early spring before the plant resumes its growing season.

Pests and Diseases

Keep an eye out for common pests like spider mites, scale, and mealybugs. These can be treated with insecticidal soap or neem oil. Regularly inspect the leaves and stems for signs of infection. Fungal and bacterial diseases are usually a result of excessive moisture, either from overwatering or high humidity. In such cases, reducing watering frequency and improving air circulation can mitigate the problem.


It’s important to note that all parts of the Umbrella Tree are toxic to pets. If ingested, it can cause gastrointestinal issues in animals. Always keep the plant out of reach of pets and small children.

Additional information


10a, 10b, 11a, 9b

Sun Exposure

Medium Shade, Partial Sun

Mature Height

3 ft – 6 ft


18 in – 48 in

2 reviews for Schefflera arboricola ‘Trinette’

  1. Sue

    I have clusters of berries on my bush, that looks like an umbrella bush. It’s really a beautiful bush, and this is the first year I have these berries the bush was here 22 years ago when we bought the house.

  2. Ronda D. (verified owner)

  3. Julia E. (verified owner)

    Pretty plant but it’s losing leaves at a very high rate. Don’t know if it’s in shock or if I’m doing something wrong. Considering this plant was quite expensive, it’s alarming that so many leaves are dropping.

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I always love this variegated schefflera plant but I could not find the size I’m looking for. Yes! I will tell my friends about this order and the site.

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