How to grow Shefflera (umbrella tree)

Information and tips on growing the Schefflera plant. Also known as the Umbrella tree, and octopus tree. This easy to grow plant can be growin outside, or inside. It is a easy to grow plant...

Calls For A Third Survey On East Cowes Umbrella Tree - Isle of Wight Radio

‘No objection’ is the council’s formal decision in response to Island Road’s application to remove and replace it.

As reported by Isle of Wight Radio, residents showed their support to save the tree by hanging ribbons and notes on its branches, as well as the benches below.

According to a second independent tree surveyor – following an initial inspection which found the tree...


  1. Schefflera actinophylla is a tree in the family Araliaceae.It is native to tropical rainforests and gallery forests in Australia (eastern Queensland and the Northern Territory), New Guinea and Java. Common names include Australia umbrella tree, Queensland umbrella tree, octopus tree and amate
  2. The umbrella tree flowers are not as distinctive as their berries or leaves. Source: Mauricio Mercadante . Overall, care of schefflera arboricola is pretty easy. It doesn’t need any kind of special care to survive — just the basics will do. Light & Temperature. Depending on which schefflera you’re growing, it varies a bit in its lighting.
  3. The umbrella tree is a fast growing species which will need pruning back. If a tree becomes leggy or you want to encourage a bushy appearance to grow, pinch growing tips. You'll find you can pretty much cut back as much as you like with this plant and it will bring new growth back, during spring.
  4. Under The Umbrella Tree - The Great Goldberg (Hanukkah Special) by UmbrellaTree Guy. 27:53. Play next; Play now; LOVE Under the Umbrella Tree Valentine's Day Special by TerriAlden.
  5. The schefflera houseplant is a popular plant and comes in many varieties. The most well known are the umbrella tree and the dwarf umbrella tree. One of the reasons the plant is popular is because schefflera plant care is so easy, but, while schefflera care is easy, the plant does need to be cared ...
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Umbrella thorn acacia tree (Vachellia tortilis) at sunrise in Amboseli National Park, Kenya, East Africa
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Taken at a local IKEA store
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