Schefflera arboricola ‘Mini Green' - Dwarf Umbrella Tree (3" Pot)-


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Schefflera arboricola ‘Mini Green’ is one of the smallest hybrids with leaf stems only reaching about 2.5” long and 3-4” wide.  Each leaflet measures up to 2” long and 0.5” wide .  Most specimens we sell are about 9” tall at the time of sale and can be easily pruned back to maintain a shorter stature than most other Scheffleras.


Schefflera arboricola is a very popular and common houseplant also known as the Dwarf Umbrella Tree.  It earned this name from looking a lot like its much bigger relative, Schefflera actinophylla, the Umbrella Tree.  This tropical Taiwan native is actually an evergreen shrub featuring glossy, dark green foliage with 7-9 leaflets upon each stem that are held upwards and out in a symmetrical circle like an outstretched umbrella.  Its appealing leaf design and tolerance to neglect are the main qualities that have led to its popularity.  Low to high lighting is generally well tolerated by this plant, and it is just as forgiving on the watering spectrum, although it would prefer to be kept generally moist and slightly drying out between waterings.  It cannot tolerate standing water, and will do better in brighter lighting, however.             


USDA Hardiness Zone 10-12


Container Gardens/Terrariums/Houseplant:

Schefflera arboricola probably isn’t suitable for most container gardens only due to its size.  As previously mentioned, it is a very popular houseplant that is easy to care for.  Simply provide it an appropriate sized pot, upgrading the size as needed, and use a good quality potting soil.  It is noted for its ability to help remove toxins and clean the air.


Josh's Frogs offers a wide variety of glass terrariums, container garden soils, drainage layers and other supplies for all of your indoor gardening needs.


Vivariums/Animal Terrariums:

This plant will do well in the tropical, humid environment of a vivarium, but such prime conditions may allow the plant to quickly outgrow most sizes.  However, this plant can be easily trimmed and pruned back without adverse effects if done correctly.  It’s an excellent candidate for most other animal terrariums, with plenty of durable foliage to allow for climbing and privacy.


As good practice, Josh's Frogs recommends washing all plants thoroughly removing as much soil as possible with dechlorinated water before placing them in their final home. Live plants from Josh's Frogs are treated only with products that are OMRI Listed© for use in organic production. Live plants may vary in color, size and appearance.




The plant pictured is in a 2.5" pot.

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Read What Others Are Saying:

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ABOUT SCHEFFLERAS Review by SuperSniperSal
FYI; Schefflera Arboricola is toxic to cats and dogs. Just a word of caution. (Posted on 12/10/2018)
Umbrella Tree Review by Chris
Love this tree it really creates cover for my bio active set up. (Posted on 5/21/2018)
Very full Review by David
I am always impressed with the plants I get from Josh's Frogs. I couldn't get something similar in a local garden center as healthy and full, and for the same low price. (Posted on 7/14/2017)

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