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Dwarf Umbrella - Umbrella Tree Plant – Schefflera Arboricola

Dwarf Umbrella - Umbrella Tree Plant – Schefflera Arboricola

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Step into the lush world of Schefflera, a stunning genus of tropical plants that will transform your indoor space. Among these verdant wonders, Schefflera Arboricola, fondly known as the "Umbrella Plant" or "Umbrella Tree," takes center stage. Its long, glossy, oval green leaves gracefully cascade from a central stem, creating an enchanting umbrella-like canopy. A mature Schefflera can boast an impressive 12 to 16 leaflets per stem, while younger ones typically display four to nine.

Then there's the delightful Schefflera Arboricola, often called the "Dwarf Schefflera." It sports smaller, glossy leaves, occasionally adorned with creamy variegation, mirroring the beauty of its taller counterpart.

Schefflera plants thrive in USDA hardiness zones 10 to 12, making them perfect companions for indoor living in cooler climates. When the warmer months arrive, they eagerly embrace the outdoors, thriving alongside other tropical companions. Keep in mind, though, that the true magic of Schefflera, with its long, captivating tentacle-like flowers in shades of red, white, or pink, is best experienced when these plants bask in the open air. Indoor cultivation rarely reveals this splendid floral display.

What sets Schefflera apart is its remarkable growth rate. Planted outdoors, these plants can shoot up an astonishing three feet every year. While indoor growth is a bit more leisurely, especially if you choose to keep them in snug containers, the rewards are well worth the wait. For those planning to introduce Schefflera to their warm-climate gardens, the ideal seasons for planting are spring and fall, avoiding the scorching heat of summer.

As you welcome Schefflera into your life, remember to handle them with care. While their beauty is captivating, it's essential to note that all parts of the Schefflera plant are mildly toxic to humans and pose a more significant toxicity risk to our beloved furry friends - dogs, cats, and horses.

Your tropical paradise awaits with Schefflera, the ultimate indoor oasis!

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    The actual product may slightly differ from the image shown, as it is indicative. The plant's shape, design, number of leaves, and size depend on seasonal availability.

    Please note that the received product may not precisely match the displayed image due to natural variations in plant growth and availability. Flower/ Petals and some leaves may drop during transport, but new leaves will sprout again within few days. 

    Plant Care: Upon receiving your live plants, it's essential to offer them water promptly to rejuvenate them after their journey. Position the plant in an area with indirect sunlight, allowing it to gradually regain its vitality.

    Repotting Instructions: Once the plant has fully recovered, you may contemplate repotting it in nutrient-rich soil, either within its current decorative pot or a new one. Ensure the selected pot features adequate drainage holes to prevent overwatering, especially if the decorative pot lacks these holes.

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        Plant Care

        Light & Temperature

        Schefflera thrives in well-lit spaces with indirect sunlight. During the summer, consider relocating potted Schefflera plants outdoors to an area where they can enjoy ample brightness without being exposed to direct sunlight. A shaded spot under a patio cover, for instance, can be ideal. Keep an eye on your Schefflera; if it starts to grow tall and become leggy or exhibits a droopy appearance, it's likely not getting sufficient light. Remember to avoid placing your Schefflera in direct, unfiltered sunlight, as the intense rays can lead to leaf burn and damage.


        • Consistent Care for Lush Growth:
          During the active growing season, ensure regular watering for your Schefflera. Additionally, consider the practice of gently spraying its leaves with water to create a humid environment.
        • The Art of Timing:
          Wait patiently until the soil in the pot has dried out before reaching for that watering can. When the time comes, provide a deep and thorough soaking for your plant. This allows the roots to absorb moisture effectively.
        • Seasonal Adjustment:
          In the winter months, it's time to ease up on the watering. Schefflera plants require less water during this period, so be mindful not to overdo it.
        • Warning Signs to Watch For:
          Beware of overwatering, as it can spell trouble for your Schefflera. If you notice yellowing or dropping leaves, take it as a signal that you might be showering your plant with too much water. Moderation is key to keeping your Schefflera thriving.


        Optimal Soil Selection:
        When cultivating Schefflera indoors, choose a potting soil that is not only rich but also loose and well-draining. This ensures that your plant's roots have the right environment to flourish. If you're planning to grow Schefflera outdoors, aim for a sandy loam soil that also drains well and maintains a slightly acidic pH. It's crucial to avoid planting in areas where the soil tends to become overly wet or waterlogged, as this can harm your plant's health.

        Feeding Routine for Thriving Growth:
        Schefflera plants are known to be voracious eaters. To support their growth, provide them with regular nourishment. During the active growing season, which typically spans the warmer months, consider a bi-weekly feeding schedule. You can use a liquid fertilizer formulated for houseplants, applying it as directed. Alternatively, opt for the convenience of slow-release fertilizer pellets, making two applications during the growing season. These extra nutrients will work wonders for your Schefflera, ensuring it stays healthy and vibrant.

        General Tips

        Diagnosing and Treating Common Issues:
        Schefflera is generally easy to care for, but it can encounter some problems. Here's how to identify and address these issues:

        Yellowing Leaves:
        If you notice your Schefflera's leaves turning yellow, the usual suspect is overwatering. To remedy this, try reducing your watering frequency. If the issue persists, it could be related to insufficient light. Consider relocating your plant to a brighter spot.

        Brown Spots on Leaves:
        Brown spots on Schefflera leaves are often a sign of underwatering. In such cases, it's essential to adjust your watering routine. During the growing season, ensure that you water your plant more consistently. A helpful practice is to water deeply and then allow the soil to thoroughly dry out before the next watering session. This ensures your Schefflera gets the right amount of moisture.

        By paying attention to these common issues and adjusting your care routine accordingly, you can keep your Schefflera healthy and thriving.

        Product Description

        Product Features

        • Compact Size: The Dwarf Umbrella plant is known for its petite stature, making it perfect for indoor spaces and smaller gardens.
        • Attractive Foliage: Features glossy, dark green leaves that resemble the shape of an umbrella, hence its name.
        • Adaptable: Thrives in both indoor and outdoor settings, making it a versatile choice for various environments.
        • Low Maintenance: Requires minimal care and is relatively resistant to pests and diseases.
        • Air-Purifying: Helps improve indoor air quality by filtering out common pollutants.
        • Variegated Varieties: Some cultivars offer leaves with beautiful creamy variegation.
        • Moderate Light Requirements: Tolerates lower light conditions but thrives in bright, indirect light.
        • Hardy Outdoor Plant: Suitable for warm climates (zones 10 to 12) when grown outdoors, where it can reach its full height potential.
        • Seasonal Growth: Typically displays more vigorous growth during the warmer months and may require more frequent watering and feeding during this period.
        • Keep in mind that specific details, such as size and growth conditions, can vary depending on factors like the plant's age, care regimen, and environmental conditions.

        Dimensions & Specifications

        • Height: Typically 1 to 3 feet when grown indoors, can reach up to 8 feet when cultivated outdoors.
        • Light Requirements: Bright, indirect light indoors; partial to full shade outdoors.
        • Hardiness Zones: USDA hardiness zones 10 to 12 for outdoor growth.
        • Soil Type: Well-draining potting mix for indoor cultivation; well-draining sandy loam soil for outdoor growth.
        • pH Level: Slightly acidic soil is ideal.
        • Watering: Keep the soil consistently moist during the growing season. Allow the top inch of soil to dry out before watering. Reduce watering in the winter.
        • Fertilization: Feed with a balanced liquid fertilizer during the growing season (spring through summer). Reduce or eliminate fertilization in the winter.
        • Pruning: Prune to maintain shape and encourage bushy growth.

        What's Included

        • Healthy & robust Dwarf Umbrella Plant of upto 8 -10 inches in height ( 9-12 inch including Pot).
        • Approximate weight 1 Kg
        • 4.5 inch Decor Round Pot (Randomly selected any color pot from  White/ Red/ Yellow/ Pink/ Black/ Green/ Blue Pot (As shown in the image)
        • Plant Marker x 1
        • Free Delivery - PAN India
        • GST Included
        • The mentioned specifications are indicative only. Actual dimensions may vary by +-10%

        Shipping & Returns

        • Delivery Period: This product is shipped using our trusted courier partners, and the delivery period is approximately 7 days, depending on the delivery location.
        • Timing of Delivery: Please note that your gift may be delivered prior to or after the requested date of delivery, if any. Different ordered items may be delivered through various delivery partners.
        • Non-Delivery Days: Our delivery partners do not operate on Sundays and National Holidays.
        • Delivery Confirmation: Our delivery partners do not call prior to delivering an order. We recommend providing an address where someone will be present to receive the package.
        • Address Change: Kindly note that the delivery cannot be redirected to any other address after the order has been dispatched.
        • Order Tracking: Once your order is dispatched from our warehouse, you will receive a tracking number to trace your delivery.
        • Plant Care: For live plants, we advise providing water as soon as the plant arrives, as it may get dehydrated during transit. Place the plant in indirect sunlight, and it will gradually regain vitality.
        • Repotting Instructions: After the plant has fully recovered, consider repotting it in nutrient-rich soil, either in its current pot or a new one. Ensure the chosen pot has proper drainage holes to prevent waterlogging.
        • Return Policy: Please note that return of live plants is not allowed. If you have any concerns, kindly share an opening video of package and pictures for consideration of a replacement claim.

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