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Schefflera Compacta braided trunk - Umbrella tree
Compacta braided trunk - Umbrella tree

Schefflera Compacta braided trunk - Umbrella tree

Type: Schefflera
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The Schefflera compacta is a timeless and popular plant for the home, office or hotel. An air-purifying plant that improves health and concentration.
Height (incl. pot) ± 160 cm
Pot size 30 cm

Schefflera Compacta


The origin of the Schefflera is Australia. The Schefflera is an easy to care houseplant. The houseplant needs little maintenance, likes light but can also be in the partial shade and is therefore very suitable for offices.


Generally moderate watering, in the growth period that runs from March to August keep the soil slightly damp, watering in the winter, once every 10 days should suffice. Of course this depends on the amount of water. You can let the soil dry out slightly before watering again. Do not leave the roots in the water, this causes root rot.


If the pot is provided (or you provide it yourself) with a substrate and a water meter, watering is easy! Upon arrival there is little water, fill the pot slowly with water (sometimes wait) and you will see that the meter automatically rises. All you have to do is keep an eye on this meter. If you go on vacation, you can fill the pot almost half full (you can see this at the meter which comes to an end above its maximum) and you can safely leave for 3 weeks. In addition, it is also not bad if the plants do not get too much water too quickly. The substrate absorbs the water, so when the water meter is at the bottom the substrate is still damp, but there is no water at the bottom of the pot. The plant then has more than enough for 4 summer days.


Only spray the Schefflera occasionally to remove dust from the leaves and to prevent vermin. Spraying also promotes the quality and ornamental value of the houseplant.


The Schefflera likes to be in a bright spot, with a maximum of 3 to 4 hours of direct sunlight. The more colored Scheffleras such as the trinette or gold capella prefer slightly more light.

The distance to a south-facing window for the green species is 3 to 4 meters, with a window to the east or west this is 2 to 3 meters and for a window to the north 1 to 2 meters. The variegated species can be brought closer by 1 to 2 meters in all windows.

Minimum temperature

16 ° C during the day

12 ° C at night


To provide the Schefflera with new food once every two months. Use Pokon green plants for this. Feeding only in the spring or summer. Never give too much this can lead to burning of the roots. Check the packaging for the correct dosage.


It is best to transplant a Schefflera into a larger pot once every three years. The best period for overpouling is spring or immediately after purchase of the plant. A larger pot will stimulate the growth and the advantage is a larger buffer so that the water is more dispersed and there is less chance of root rot. Always take a pot that is 20 to 25% larger and do not use Hydro granules on the bottom of the pot. It is best to use a plastic insert with large pots.

Leaf damage

If a Schefflera gets discolored (brown or yellow) leaves, this is most likely due to a shortage of sunlight. Put the houseplant closer to the window about one meter. It is often thought that falling leaf is a cause of too little water, this is usually not the case, so do not give extra water because this will lead to more leaf fall.

The Schefflera can also be too light, you can see this because a yellow glow appears on the leaves. In that case, place the indoor plant a meter further from the window.


A Schefflera is a relatively fast grower and can best be pruned in the autumn. The advantage of this is that the plant receives more light and remains more compact. The Schefflera will branch off "on every branch where it has been pruned". This will give you a nice full room or office plant. Use a pruning shears for this.


The Schefflera is a slightly toxic plant. The juice of the schefflera can irritate the skin, keep the houseplant away from animals and children.


The schefflera suffers the most from mealybug, this can be caused by drafts on the plant. If possible, place the plant outside or in the shower to clean this indoor plant with a strong jet of water. Possibly post-treatment with a biological "or if desired" a chemical pesticide.

The Schefflera is a versatile plant that occurs in many variations.


Height (incl. pot):± 160 cm
Pot size ⌀:30 cm
Article number:SfCo30Vs
average of 5 review(s)
By: Ariane
Date: 01/04/2022

Magnifique, tout simplement MAGNIFIQUE. La plante a été livrée rapidement. Arrivée bien emballée, sans aucun dommage. En plus elle a un feuillage vraiment bien fourni. Totalement satisfaite.

By: Jess Byrne
Date: 31/07/2019

Absolutely beautiful plant which was well wrapped upon arrival. Speedy delivery - took only 3 days from the Netherlands to the UK.

By: Andy Buncall
Date: 16/06/2019

Having decided what I wanted but struggled to find it in any local garden centres I took a look online and saw the exact indoor tree I was looking for at around half the price. I took the gamble and ordered it, with a very reasonable 10 euros shipping charge.

I'm blown away with both the quality of the tree how quickly it arrived (ordered Monday and arrived Friday from Holland to the UK).

The tree arrived in perfect condition in a sturdy tall box with thick elastic bands firmly holding it in place inside at various heights to ensure it did not bash about inside in transit.

I'm so pleased with my lovely umbrella tree, its beautiful and in great condition.

By: So
Date: 08/06/2019

Très belle plante, livraison rapide et plante très bien emballée.

By: Anoniem
Date: 12/09/2018

Aangenaam verrast! Mooie planten, nuttige info erbij, goed verpakt, snel geleverd! Voor herhaling vatbaar...

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