How to Propagate Umbrella Plants (Schefflera) from Cuttings

A close up horizontal image of a variegated umbrella plant (schefflera) growing in a pot indoors.

Umbrella trees are easy-care tropical houseplants with unique foliage, and they’re easy to propagate via stem cuttings. Rooting cuttings in potting medium or water is simple and sure to give you a healthy new plant to enjoy. Learn how to propagate schefflera from stem cuttings in this guide. Read more now.

When and How to Prune Umbrella Plants (Schefflera)

A horizontal photo shot from below an umbrella tree (schefflera actinophylla) looking up through the foliage iwth a bright blue, sunny sky behind the leaves.

Umbrella plants have a beautiful natural shape, but they can use a little extra shaping now and then. Pruning can make the plant shorter, bushier, more balanced, or more open, depending on your preferences. It’s also necessary for sick, damaged, or infested plants. Learn how to prune Schefflera in this guide. Read more.

Do Umbrella Plants Bloom? All About Schefflera Flowers

A horizontal close up of an umbrella tree, schefflera actinophylla, blooming with red, spiky poisonous fruits.

Umbrella plants are beloved for their showy, umbrella-like foliage. But did you know that they also produce long stalks of colorful blossoms in the right conditions, inspiring the common name of octopus plant? This guide explains more about schefflera blossoms and how you can encourage yours to bloom. Read more now.

How to Grow and Care for Umbrella Tree Plants

A close up horizontal image of the variegated foliage of an umbrella tree (aka Schefflera) growing indoors.

Umbrella trees deserve a top spot in the houseplant hall of fame because of their easygoing nature and tropical vibes. These well-loved houseplants resist diseases and can tolerate a big old dose of neglect, looking fantastic all the while. Our guide explains all you need to know to help them thrive. Read more now.