Dwarf Umbrella Tree Variegata

$90

Schefflera Arboricola Variegata, aka Variegated Dwarf Umbrella Tree, has stalks with groupings of small, glossy leaflets, from which it gets its name Umbrella Tree. As opposed to its sister plant, this variety has creamy variegation so therefore it needs brighter light. It is a great option for beginner plant parents, since it is very low maintenance when it receives the light and water that it needs. Leggy plants can be pruned to produce a fuller specimen.

They should not be in a position to see the sun directly, although early morning or late evening sun is fine. Filtered sunlight through a sheer curtain is best and most homes are comprised primarily of indirect sunlight. The best spot for them is where they do not see the sun during the majority of the day but still get bright, indirect light.
They will do well in medium light but will grow faster with brighter light. A good medium-light place in your home would be in the middle of a room that has a regular size window. Remember that plants will grow based on how much light they receive.
They like the soil to be relatively dry before the next watering. That usually takes about 2 weeks in an average home environment. It will vary depending on the time of year, your environment and lighting conditions, but for them, it's always safer to underwater or water when you see signs of lack of water (i.e. droopy, floppy, or soft leaves). Water more often in the warmer months.
They can live in any average home humidity condition and are fairly hardy.
It can survive in lower light spaces provided there is some source of natural light, although its growth will most likely have less variegation and become "leggy", or stretched out and not very compact. Also, the watering will need to be reduced to prevent overwatering as the risk is heightened when the plant has access to less light and is less productive.
The plant comes with a default nursery pot. The nursery pot is usually 0.5" - 1" smaller than stated to fit into the same size decorative pot. Washable Paper Planter Bags are sold separately.
As with all living things, no two plants are alike. There is some natural variation in size, shape, and characteristics. We make every effort to bring you a plant that as closely as possible matches the plant as it appears on our website, in the size you have chosen, and have a good potential to happily grow in your home.
They should not be in a position to see the sun directly, although early morning or late evening sun is fine. Filtered sunlight through a sheer curtain is best and most homes are comprised primarily of indirect sunlight. The best spot for them is where they do not see the sun during the majority of the day but still get bright, indirect light.
They will do well in medium light but will grow faster with brighter light. A good medium-light place in your home would be in the middle of a room that has a regular size window. Remember that plants will grow based on how much light they receive.
They like the soil to be relatively dry before the next watering. That usually takes about 2 weeks in an average home environment. It will vary depending on the time of year, your environment and lighting conditions, but for them, it's always safer to underwater or water when you see signs of lack of water (i.e. droopy, floppy, or soft leaves). Water more often in the warmer months.
They can live in any average home humidity condition and are fairly hardy.
It can survive in lower light spaces provided there is some source of natural light, although its growth will most likely have less variegation and become "leggy", or stretched out and not very compact. Also, the watering will need to be reduced to prevent overwatering as the risk is heightened when the plant has access to less light and is less productive.

The plant comes with a default nursery pot. The nursery pot is usually 0.5" - 1" smaller than stated to fit into the same size decorative pot. Washable Paper Planter Bags are sold separately.
As with all living things, no two plants are alike. There is some natural variation in size, shape, and characteristics. We make every effort to bring you a plant that as closely as possible matches the plant as it appears on our website, in the size you have chosen, and have a good potential to happily grow in your home.

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