Nicknames: Hawaiian umbrella tree and Dwarf umbrella plant.
This plant is a gorgeous miniature tree with ‘umbrella’ canopies. It can be bonsai’d very easily. Its growth is moderate (not too fast, not too slow) but Schefflera arboricola can very easily get unruly – so pruning it back is very encouraged. This can be done once a month, around the time that you should finally be getting around to watering this resilient and forgiving new pal.
light: sun to partial shade (moderately bright is best)
water: let soil begin to dry before watering again. this plant can adjust to your schedule fairly easily and is alright with being ignored: water once a week to once a month.
height: 4 to 6 feet if you allow it (give it lots of haircuts! especially as it reaches the 4 foot height to avoid it getting scraggly and to encourage branching)
+the best part about this plant is how you can train it to grow into a certain shape. cut it back often and it will surprise you with its lushness!
+poisonous if injested