Australia Umbrella Tree

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Australia Umbrella Tree, aka Schefflera Actinophylla, Schefflera Amate or Octopus Tree, has palmately compound medium green leaves in groups of seven leaflets. It is usually multi-trunked and can grow up to 65 feet tall in its natural environment.

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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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Pro tips

It can survive in lower light spaces, but 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.

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Care Guide

How to take care of Australia Umbrella Tree

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 thrive in medium to bright light, but also can tolerate low light. A good medium-light place in your home would be in the middle of a room that has a regular size window. They can be placed almost anywhere in the room but remember, 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.

This plant is moderately toxic and can cause some adverse reactions when ingested so it is best to not let your pets eat it, which we advise for all plants in general. The severity of the reaction will depend on how much of the plant is ingested but, if you know your pet typically does not eat your plants, this plant will be suitable for your home.

Plant Bio

About Australia Umbrella Tree

Botanical Name: Heptapleurum actinophyllum, formerly Schefflera actinophylla

Heptapleurum actinophyllum, formerly Schefflera actinophylla

Common Name: Australian umbrella tree, Queensland umbrella tree, octopus tree, Amate

Australian umbrella tree, Queensland umbrella tree, octopus tree, Amate

Origin: Australia, New Guinea and Java

Australia, New Guinea and Java

This is an Australia Umbrella Tree, also known as Schefflera Actinophylla, Schefflera Amate or Octopus Tree. Native to the rainforest canopies of Australia and New Guinea, this fast-growing Umbrella Tree loves bright, but indirect light as its large, green leaves won’t need very, very bright light to support them. In locations where other plants, such as a Ficus, may struggle, like a corner that receives medium light, the Amate will thrive and push out plenty of its statement leaves. To encourage the optimal amount of growth, keep your plant directly in a North or East-facing window or about 5-10 ft from a large West or South-facing window to prevent any leaf burn. In their natural environment, they can grow to over 65 feet in height but indoors they tend to stick closer to a maximum height of 8 feet.

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