Umbrella Tree (Schefflera Arboricola 'Green')

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Growing Zone: 10-11
Growing Zone: 10-11 Outdoors

Plant Specifications

Plant Name Zebra Plant (Calathea Zebrina)
Mature Height 2-3 feet
Mature Width 1-2 feet
Spacing 1-2 feet apart
Sunlight Bright, indirect light
Temperature Tolerance 65-75°F
Watering Needs Moderate (Keep soil consistently moist)
Growth Rate Moderate
Difficulty Level Medium
Grows Well Indoors Yes, with indirect sunlight
Flowering Time Rarely flowers indoors
Origin Native to Brazil


The Umbrella Tree, commonly known as Schefflera Arboricola 'Green', thrives indoors with bright, indirect light. It adapts to lower light levels but may slow its growth. Plant it in well-draining soil with pot drainage holes to prevent waterlogged roots.

Care Tips

Schefflera Arboricola 'Green' is low-maintenance. Keep the soil consistently moist, avoiding overwatering to prevent root rot. Water when the top inch of soil feels dry. Feed with a balanced liquid fertilizer every 4-6 weeks in the growing season (spring and summer). Pruning is usually unnecessary, but remove yellow or damaged leaves for aesthetics.


Schefflera Arboricola 'Green' is an excellent choice for indoor decor, adding elegance to homes and offices with its vibrant foliage. Its low-maintenance nature makes it suitable for both novice and experienced plant enthusiasts.

Planting Tips

When planting Schefflera Arboricola 'Green' in a pot, choose well-draining soil and a container with drainage holes. Position in an area with bright, indirect light. Water thoroughly when the top inch of soil is dry, allowing excess water to drain.


Regular maintenance includes proper watering and feeding during the growing season. Watch for yellowing leaves, a sign of potential overwatering.

Protect the plant from drafts and cold temperatures, maintaining warmth and humidity for optimal growth.

Pests and Diseases

Schefflera Arboricola 'Green' is generally resistant to pests but may attract mealybugs or spider mites. Monitor regularly and treat with neem oil or insecticidal soap if needed. Ensure good airflow to prevent fungal diseases, and avoid overwatering to prevent root rot.



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