Umbrella plant, octopus tree, schefflera: many names for a versatile and easy-to-care-for houseplant. Like the money plant, the schefflera can be left tiny or can grow very tall upon favorable conditions. In Florida and Hawaii, the schefflera is considered invasive, so we invite you to check restrictions before planting outdoors.
LIGHT: Medium or bright indirect. Sometimes tolerates direct light.
WATER: Flexible, water when top few inches of soil are dry.
TEMPERATURE: Prefers 55-75°F.
SAFETY: Toxic to dogs, cats, and humans when ingested. Please be mindful before growing around pets or small children.
FERTILIZER: Optional, monthly during summer.