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Umbrella Plant

Schefflera Arboricola

From £9.99

Umbrella Plants are easily recognizable because of their distinctive oval leaves. Schefflera are popular for their compact nature and ease of care.

G BrindleyG Brindley
17:58 31 Mar 24
Ordered a red 8" diameter plant pot and what I received was way beyond my expectation for the price. Beautiful ceramic pot and delivered extremely quickly. Would highly recommend.
sean hughessean hughes
10:41 25 Mar 24
Plants look blooming great can't wait to get them outdoors in the sun will defo be back for more keep up the great work oxyb
FIONA KELLAWAYFIONA KELLAWAY
19:17 24 Mar 24
prompt delivery, lovely plant...very healthy
Alan WaddamsAlan Waddams
15:32 23 Mar 24
Lovely plants, very efficient delivery. Very pleased
Ivor ClarkIvor Clark
13:13 23 Mar 24
I've always found the service and quality of plants to be great at Oxy-Plants. My mum was happy with her Mother's Day gift! Always a big positive. Will definitely be buying from here again.
Irene styleIrene style
12:03 22 Mar 24
A lovely plant which arrived in excellent condition and very quickly
Clair WaddenClair Wadden
10:26 22 Mar 24
Great plants at a good price, they arrived well packaged and very healthy.
Beverly RelfBeverly Relf
13:04 21 Mar 24
Plant well packed and lovely condition
Julie HaynesJulie Haynes
20:27 20 Mar 24
Fantastic plant - an Areca Palm - at a fantastic price. Finishes off our bedroom redecoration perfectly. Can’t fault the service we received, next day delivery and the plant is amazing! It can sometimes be a gamble buying plants on line but we were blown away with the plant we received, it’s huge, healthy and beautiful. Definitely had the wow factor and we’d definitely recommend Oxy-Plants!
DanielleDanielle
16:46 20 Mar 24
Love my plant!! I bought a Areca Palm - 140cm and it's perfect. It looks amazing in our bay window and looks exactly how it looks on the website. I've seen some bad reviews on here but my experience has been great. Buying plants online is tricky and this is my first time buying houseplants from Oxy and am very pleased with the service.
Mangala HollandMangala Holland
11:05 18 Mar 24
Had problems with my delivery (plant damaged in transit) but the team worked quickly to resolve the issue and kept me updated. Great customer service, I would use again.
Tina CooperTina Cooper
09:51 18 Mar 24
I”d ordered two gorgeous pots and some ferns to put in them, sadly one pot arrived split and John, without hesitation, resent a new one. I am delighted with the results and the ease of communication with oxyplants.
Malcolm GilhamMalcolm Gilham
13:02 17 Mar 24
I am very pleased with our purchase it exceeded our expectations, the palm is very healthy and looks amazing.
EmmaEmma
08:19 12 Mar 24
I'm a complete plant novice but I was really impressed by the website, the packaging, and the plants on arrival. They were healthy and happy when they reached us and have continued to thrive as we have followed the guidance on the site. We'll be placing another order. Thank you
Aziz Theo DikeuliasAziz Theo Dikeulias
17:36 10 Mar 24
Very fast delivery, great healthy looking plant. Thanks!
Tom EnochTom Enoch
20:57 07 Mar 24
wonderful service.
Gavin MortonGavin Morton
19:45 05 Mar 24
The bird of paradise plant looks great, very nice customer service.
Jacqui DarvillJacqui Darvill
10:54 29 Feb 24
My mother bought a beautiful plant from Oxy-Plants. It was dispatched immediately and arrived in perfect condition. We are over the moon with it!Great communication from John too. Thank you to all. We will definitely be ordering from you again!
Kathy Sue-Ann'sKathy Sue-Ann's
14:31 28 Feb 24
Loving my new Plants, a special shout out to John who provided great customer service and I recieved my new happy plants 😊🪴
Daniel ShoneyeDaniel Shoneye
11:12 28 Feb 24
The plant was better than I could have expected. Super fast service too and super friendly. HELP MAKE THIS COMPANY the best they are amazing!
Tony WebbTony Webb
10:30 19 Feb 24
I have just received my palm from Oxy-Plants. I arrived quickly and well packaged and I am thrilled with it. I shall be ordering again.
Jane BondJane Bond
10:30 19 Feb 24
Lovely plant and brilliant customer service. My first plant was damaged but John responded immediately and sent out a replacement next day . Thank you
Cathi GibsonCathi Gibson
14:15 14 Feb 24
I’m delighted with the beautiful satin pothos sent to me by Oxy-Plants. Will certainly buy from them again.
Victor PetersVictor Peters
17:36 12 Jan 24
I really like the artificial plants I purchased from Oxy-Plants. They're excellent, and my spouse hasn't even realized they're not real.
Nick KuipersNick Kuipers
16:33 12 Jan 24
Amazing Areca Palm. None of the stems were damaged in transit and all of the leaves seem to be in good order. Thanks Oxy-Plants.
Melissa HoekstraMelissa Hoekstra
15:44 12 Jan 24
Thanks Lucie for all your help! – I spoke to Lucie over Oxy-Plants Instagram as I was a little unsure which plants would be good for my office. She recommended a devil’s ivy for my bookcase and a swiss cheese plant for the corner of my room. It looks amazing, thanks so much!!!
Daan AltenaDaan Altena
15:45 11 Jan 24
I was struggling with what present to give my mum as a present this year. I opted for a poinsettia plant and she wasn’t disappointed. The plant is still doing well, even into January.
Bram JansenBram Jansen
14:29 11 Jan 24
Ordered an Areca Palm as a Christmas gift for my husband. The present came well-packaged and was in great condition. Thanks, Oxy-Plants!
Mark VardyMark Vardy
11:39 29 Nov 22
Excellent service and good quality plants. Items were dispatched very quickly, packaged well, and with good communication throughout. So far the plants look great and seem to be adjusting to their new home well.Can't fault at all, would recommend and will definitely be using again.
Alessandro GrassiniAlessandro Grassini
09:55 14 Nov 22
I usually don’t write reviewsI usually don’t write reviews, but this one was owed. Before purchasing my gorgeous Bird of Paradise I contacted the Company and got in touch with Cliah who went above and beyond to accommodate my request. Needless to say I received the plant in one day and is absolutely delightful. A very well deserved 5 start to them!
B MaloneyB Maloney
15:02 10 Nov 22
My Devil's Ivy plant arrived within a couple of days, very well packaged and totally healthy. Absolutely love it and the macrame hanger I ordered at the same time. Also, I made an email enquiry to oxy-plants and had the loveliest response. Such a positive experience, I strongly recommend this company for its efficiency and value for money.
Filomena martinsFilomena martins
14:03 10 Nov 22
We bought the plants and wall hangers from this amazing company and we get so many good compliments from everyone that visits the office and the plants are doing so well too.
Owen AndersonOwen Anderson
15:48 04 Nov 22
When we wanted some advice about the right plants for our office space, Oxy-Plants were the obvious choice. There was lots of useful information on the website, and the customer service was second to none. When we had a problem, they fixed it, quickly and efficiently. We love the plants and love the prices - delivery was easy and the plants well packaged.
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How To Care For Umbrella Plant

When you do water, make sure you thoroughly soak the soil. Let the soil in your pot dry out between watering. Make sure you don’t over-water your Umbrella Plant as this will kill your beloved house plant. A tell-tale sign of this is if the leaves start to turn yellow. If you don’t have anything to water with, why not try our BRAND NEW watering cans?

Umbrella Plants like to be kept in bright, indirect sunlight. A common problem is that they may lose leaves and wilt rapidly- this is often caused by too little light. Offer them a position with a splash of morning sun and avoid them being exposed to for more than three hours of direct sunlight

You shouldn’t need to mist your Schefflera too regularly, but all plants like a bit of a pampering every now and again.  If you have nothing to mist with, we have the perfect solution! Try our water mister.

Umbrella Plants like a well-draining, loose potting mixture.

The Umbrella Plant doesn’t really need fertilizing, but you can give them a feed once a year if you wish. Something like our Miracle-Gro All Purpose Pump and Feed would be perfect as this will ensure your umbrella plant has strong roots, stems and a bright bushy foliage at the same time!

Although rare, the Umbrella Plant may become susceptible to aphids, scales, and mealybugs. If this becomes a problem, simply treat it with some of our neem oil!

You should look to repot your Umbrella Plant about once a year. You can tell when it’s time to repot when the roots are root-bound! Have a look at our extensive range of stone plant pots and pick which one you find nicest!

About Umbrella Plant

Schefflera, commonly known as the Umbrella Plant, is easily recognizable because of its distinctive oval leaves. They are popular for their compact nature and ease of care. Their ideal environment is warm and evenly moist with bright, indirect light making Schefflera the perfect plant in a bright corner or by a window.

The Umbrella Plant originated in Australia but is now able to grow all around the world in tropical, temperate regions! The plant is well known for its symbolic meaning – the leaf fingers are said to capture positive energy and attract wealth for those who own and care for them.

Care Tips for your Umbrella Plant:

  • Watering – keep your Umbrella Plant’s soil moist but not wet.
  • Warmth – Don’t let your umbrella plant get too cold.
  • Light – Give your Umbrella Plant as much light as possible (without scorching it).
  • Pruning – If your umbrella plant is suffering and has become a little ‘floppy’ due to not having enough light, it might be time to give your indoor plant a bit of a haircut. Simply cut away a few excess leaves and your Schefflera should bounce back even fuller.

Read our full care guide below for all the best advice on how to care for your umbrella plant.

Please note: this plant comes in a plastic nursery pot. Browse our entire range of plant pots to add that extra charm and character to your home.

Botanical Name
Schefflera Arboricola
Nicknames
Dwarf Umbrella Tree, Parasol Plant and Octopus Tree
Air Purification Qualities
Yes
Child & Pet Safe?
No
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