- Compact Size
- Light Preference/Tolerated (Bright Indirect Light)
- Average Watering Needs
- Mature Height 6 Feet
The Moonlight Dwarf Umbrella Tree, also called Schefflera arboricola 'Moonlight', is known for its long, finger-like leaves atop slender stalks. This variegated variety has splashes of light yellow on its leaves. The Moonlight Dwarf Umbrella Tree is an evergreen, native to Taiwan. Keep it away from curious pets as it is known to be toxic.
Best Locations For Growing Moonlight Dwarf Umbrella Tree
The Moonlight Dwarf Umbrella Tree loves high humidity and warm temperatures. Keep this plant next to a south-facing window and mist it regularly for consistent hydration. This plant is the perfect easy-care accent for your office or living room.
Moonlight Dwarf Umbrella Tree Sunlight Requirements
The Moonlight Dwarf Umbrella Tree plant needs plenty of bright indirect light to thrive, but will tolerate periods of lower light. Two or three feet away from a south-facing window, or near an east- or west-facing window is ideal.
Moonlight Dwarf Umbrella Tree Care
When repotting your umbrella tree, use a well-draining potting soil that is peat based. Regular houseplant potting soil with some added perlite would be perfect for this plant. Prune occasionally to encourage bushy growth and avoid a leggy plant.
Watering Moonlight Dwarf Umbrella Tree
Allow this plant to dry out between waterings. Let the pot dry out then water thoroughly until water runs through the drainage hole. Make sure to empty the saucer so that the plant’s roots don’t sit in water for an extended time. This plant is more tolerant of periods of dryness than overwatering.
Feeding Moonlight Dwarf Umbrella Tree
The Moonlight Dwarf Umbrella Tree is not a heavy feeder. During the growing season, spring through fall, fertilize this plant once per month.
Moonlight Dwarf Umbrella Tree Information
|Light Exposure: Bright Indirect Light|
|Care Requirements: Easy|
|Watering Requirements: Average - When the top 2 inches of the soil dries out.|
|Pet Friendly: No|
|Kid Friendly: No|
|Air Purifier: Low|
|Growth Rate: Fast|
|Mature Height: 6 feet|
|Mature Spread: 3-6 feet|
|Flower Color(s): Pink, Red, White|
|Flower Shade/Description: Red, White, or Pink|
|Foliage Color(s): Green|
|Foliage Description: Dark Green|
|Temperature: 60° - 75°F (16° - 24°C)|
|Humidity: At Least 60%|
|Common Name: Moonlight Dwarf Umbrella Tree|
|Other Name(s): Dwarf Umbrella Tree|
|Scientific Name: Schefflera Arboricola 'Moonlight'|
|Plant Type: House Plant|
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