Schefflera Care Guide

Welcome to our Schefflera care guide! In this guide, we will provide you with all the information you need to ensure the health and well-being of your Schefflera plant.

The Schefflera, also known as the Umbrella Tree, is a popular houseplant known for its beautiful foliage and easy care requirements. With the right care, your Schefflera can thrive and bring beauty to your home or office.


Schefflera plants thrive in bright, indirect light. Place your plant near a window where it can receive bright, filtered light throughout the day. Avoid placing it in direct sunlight as this can scorch the leaves.


Proper watering is essential for the health of your Schefflera. Water your plant when the top inch of soil feels dry to the touch. Be careful not to overwater as this can lead to root rot. Allow the soil to dry out slightly between waterings.


Schefflera plants prefer moderate to high humidity levels. If the air in your home is dry, consider using a humidifier or placing a tray of water near the plant to increase humidity.


Schefflera plants thrive in temperatures between 60-75°F (15-24°C). Avoid exposing your plant to extreme temperatures or drafts.


Feed your Schefflera plant with a balanced, water-soluble fertilizer once a month during the growing season (spring and summer). Follow the instructions on the fertilizer packaging for proper dosage.


Regular pruning helps maintain the shape and size of your Schefflera plant. Prune any leggy or overgrown branches to encourage bushier growth. You can also remove any yellow or dead leaves to keep your plant looking its best.


Inspect your Schefflera plant regularly for common houseplant pests such as spider mites, mealybugs, and scale insects. If you notice any signs of infestation, treat your plant with an appropriate insecticide or one of our at home recipes.  You can find detailed pest information on our Pest ID and Treatment pages.


Schefflera plants can be propagated through stem cuttings. Take a 4-6 inch cutting from a healthy stem, remove the lower leaves, and place the cutting in a container with moist potting soil. Keep the soil consistently moist until roots develop.

With proper care and attention, your Schefflera plant will thrive and bring beauty to your space. Enjoy the benefits of having this stunning houseplant in your home or office!