Umbrella Tree (Schefflera actinophylla)

Umbrella Tree


What is Umbrella Tree

Native to tropical regions, the Umbrella Tree delivers vibrant green foliage and cascading growth reminiscent of exotic rainforest growth. Its leaves radiate outward in an umbrella-like silhouette, giving the Umbrella Tree its name.

Even better is that there’s virtually no upkeep. Simply provide your Umbrella Tree with a bit of sun and water, and watch its tropical growth take off. No matter where you place this large, lush tree, it offers an exotic touch that’s incomparable. It grows to fit the space it’s in.

When you order from GardenCenterPoint, you get the best Umbrella Tree available. From the Umbrella’s healthy, better-developed root system to our delivery process, you get a personalized experience. Your Umbrella is planted and grown with expert care and shipped directly to your door, so you get a tree that’s ready to grow as soon as it arrives.

Your Umbrella Tree from GardenCenterPoint takes the guesswork out of growing – no dirt in your backseat or endless search for healthy plants from your local big-box store. So, don’t wait – get your Umbrella Tree today!

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Umbrella Tree (Schefflera actinophylla) Schefflera actinophylla

How to Grow and Care for Umbrella Tree

Umbrella Tree (Schefflera actinophylla) Growing Requirements

Hardiness zone Indoors


The Umbrella Tree prefers full sun to partial shade, so place it in front of a bright window but provide some protection from the harsh afternoon sun.

To plant, select a container that’s twice the width of the shipped container and one that has drainage holes. Use organic soil mix, place your Umbrella Tree and water to settle the roots.


Simply use your finger to check the surrounding soil’s moisture level. Water your tree when there’s a full inch of dryness from the top of the soil.


Remove dead or damaged foliage to encourage healthy growth. You may trim your Umbrella Tree for shaping, but excessive pruning is unnecessary.

Umbrella Tree (Schefflera actinophylla) Details

Common name Umbrella Tree
Botanical name Schefflera actinophylla
Plant type House Plants
Hardiness zone Indoors
Growth rate Medium
Height 5-10 ft. indoors 20-40 ft. outdoors 
Width 2-3 ft.