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Umbrella Plant doesn't sound like the most elegant name in the world, but this plant certainly has some grace and sophistication about it. Also known as the Parasol Plant, it has pretty foliage in hues of yellow, gold and green, and has a tendency to grow fast.
Its age dictates its amount of leaves - so a mature plant will have over 12 leaves on one stalk, whereas a younger tree will have between four and six.
This is a tropical plant native to Taiwan and southern China, so providing it with humidity and warm temperatures will help it to thrive. If the leaves start to look yellow or droopy, then step away from the watering can as overwatering this plant will be its demise.
How to Keep me Happy
Light: I like bright, indirect light
Water: Water me when my top 2 inches of soil feel dry to the touch
Expert Level: I'm perfect for those new to plant parenthood
Sizing: W21cm x H70-80cm
Air-Purifying: I remove the nasties lurking in your room
Pet-Friendly: Keep me out of reach of furry friends and little people
Variegation may differ from image.
Jo's Top Tip
This tree has a tendency to grow quickly, but keep a close eye on it during spring when its growth really spurts. Keep it neat with regular pruning and to prevent it from toppling over.
Does not include decorative pot.