• A.K.A.: Umbrella Plant

    Light: Schefflera prefer bright, indirect light. In the summer, move it outside if possible under a shady overhang. A schefflera plant that gets leggy or floppy might not be getting enough light. Never place a schefflera houseplant in direct, full sun as this will burn the leaves.

    Watering: Water weekly during the growing season. You can wait until the soil in the pot dries out and then thoroughly soak the soil when you water. Cut back on water during winter.

    Humidity: As it is a tropical plant, schefflera appreciates a lot of humidity.

    Temp: It will suffer in temperatures less than 60 degrees. Do not expose these plants to drafts or dry heating vents.

    Soil: Plant schefflera in a rich, loose potting media.

    Fertilizer: Feed schefflera plants twice a week during the growing season with liquid fertilizer or use two applications of slow-release pellets. They are heavy feeders and will benefit from the extra nutrients.

    Toxicity: According to the ASPCA, the schefflera plant is toxic to dogs, cats, and humans.

    Information may vary depending on plant variation