Schefflera arboricola - Dwarf Umbrella Tree
This is the perfect houseplant for beginners. The Dwarf Hawaiian Umbrella Plant has masses of small, shinny, leathery leaves. The leaves are arranged palmately with seven to nine leaflets per leaf. Growing this plant in proper light will prevent the leggy growth. Also know as the Australian Palm.
- Light: Direct Sunlight – This plant loves direct sunlight so place it by an window that gets direct, natural light for a least a portion of the day.
- Water: Thirsty – This plant can only go 1 to 2 weeks without water so check weekly and water when the top two inches of soil dry out.
- Tips: Like many houseplants, it would rather be too dry than too wet so if you are unsure about whether it needs water, wait a day or two and check again.