A Tropical Delight for Your Home

Step into the world of tropical foliage with the Queensland Umbrella Tree, a stunning indoor plant that brings the rainforest right into your living room. Known for its vibrant leaves and striking flowers, this plant is a true conversation starter.

Schefflera actinophylla

Partial To Full Sun

Can handle a mix of direct and bright light throughout the day.

Moderate Water Needs

Needs regular watering (multiple times a week), but can manage occasional variations.

Highly Adaptable to Various Soils

Thrives in clay, silt loam, or sand, showing great adaptability.

Moderately Adaptable Soil pH

Can thrive in acidic to neutral pH ranges.

Safe For Humans

No known toxic effects.

Safe for Pets

No known safety risks to pets and livestock.


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About Schefflera actinophylla

The Queensland Umbrella Tree, scientifically known as Schefflera actinophylla, is a towering beauty. It can reach heights between 20 to 60 feet, with a width of approximately 3 to 7 feet. Its leaves are a lively shade of lime, while its flowers bloom in a rich maroon color around mid-year. As if that wasn't enough, this plant also bears vivid fruits in shades of mauve and crimson.

Did you know that the Queensland Umbrella Tree is also known as the 'Octopus Tree'? This is due to its unique growth pattern, where its branches spread out like the arms of an octopus.

Also known as

Queensland umbrella tree

Our design recommendations

The Queensland Umbrella Tree is a fantastic choice for adding a tropical touch to your home. Its large size and unique shape make it a wonderful focal point in any room. Plus, its vibrant leaves and flowers add a splash of color to your space. This plant is best suited for indoor use, particularly in tubs or as a standout piece on a veranda. It thrives in well-lit areas but can also tolerate lower light conditions.