Alpine is a more slender dwarf form of the popular umbrella tree, ideal for indoor decor. Umbrella trees are easy to look after and look green and glamorous from the get-go. Find a big beautiful pot and let it shine!
APPEARANCE: Easy to recognise indoor or tropical green plant, from its distinctive leaf arrangement radiating from a central stem. The leaves of Alpine taper to a point unlike the usual rounded leaves of most Schefflera. Mature trees produce clusters of orange berries. Wild specimens in rainforests can reach many metres in height, developing into large trees; indoor potted plants generally stay around 2 metres tall. Alpine is a slender form bred for indoor spaces. USE FOR :  Indoor plant, outdoor container or balcony plant in warm climates, tropical garden plant. PLANTING : Needs a sheltered frost-free spot over 10C. Prefers bright indirect light out of hot sun, but can adapt to lower light levels indoors. Grows in almost any good soil or houseplant compost. CARE : Water lightly and regularly until the plant is established, usually around 12 weeks; keep on the dry side in cooler weather when growth slows. Apply a slow release fertiliser twice yearly. Container plants may need extra feed and a repot into fresh soil once a year. Wipe the leaves with a damp cloth to keep them healthy and looking good. Keep away from pets that might eat the leaves, and wash your hands after handling or pruning the leaves. HEIGHT & WIDTH : 2-3m H x 1.5m W indoors YOUR PLANTS : These plants are tubestock plants, healthy young plants with new roots that will establish quickly in your garden. The pot size is 80mm high and 42 mm wide. May be supplied as 'plugs', shipped inside plastic pots for protection. These are slightly smaller than our usual tubestock, with a healthy root system ready for planting or potting on.