How to care for your Schefflera

Use these instructions to care for a Schefflera. this guide will tell you how to water your Schefflera, its light, temperature, and humidity preferences; and any additional care your plant might need to help it grow.

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What's a Schefflera?

Botanical Classification:


Schefflera is a lively and lush houseplant that features leaves that form a pattern that looks like an umbrella. This gives it its common name ‘Umbrella Tree’ and makes it a fun addition to any home. It makes for a great houseplant as it is very tolerant of indoor conditions. 

Schefflera is native to Australia, as well as New Guinea. It loves bright indirect light and higher humidity but will do well in almost any environment. It can grow 6 feet tall indoors given the right conditions. 

Pictured Left: Schefflera Amate
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Don’t be alarmed if your Schefflera drops a few leaves upon arriving at your home. Your plant is simply adjusting to its new environment and will be acclimated in no time!
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Schefflera Amate

Schefflera Amate

Fun and easy houseplant, with dramatic umbrella-shaped leaf formations
Very easy, great for beginners, Bright indirect light

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