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Umbrella Tree Plant by Passionate Gem #166

Umbrella Tree Plant by Passionate Gem #166

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Umbrella Tree in 6" nursery pot


☀️Make sure to put it in a spot where it will get plenty of sunshine. South or west facing windows are ideal. Bright, indirect sunlight or artificial lights are good too, more direct light will encourage more splits in the leaves and not become so leggy. They do vine out so support may be needed.

🌡️Grows well in average room temperatures between 60-75°F but no lower than 55°F or higher than 75°F. Avoid sudden temperature drops and cold drafts. Humidity about 60% is Ideal. Since most homes sit around 30 to 50%, you can provide additional humidity from a humidifier or daily misting.

💧Water your umbrella plant thoroughly when the top layer of the potting mix dries out, then let the soil dry out slightly before watering again, Umbrella plants are flexible about watering, but more tolerant of dry soil than overwatering. They don't like wet feet, so empty the drainage saucer after watering.

🪴 Do not repot right away. Let the plant stay in its nursery pot for at least a few months to get used to its new home. Most plants go dormant in the winter so It's best to not repot them then because they could go in to shook. It's best to repot every 1-2 years during the growing months of spring and summer. This plant grows well in a standard potting mix. It is beneficial to blend in some sand and perlite to Improve drainage. They can become slightly root-bound before repotting.

💊They do not need to be fertilized often. Once a month or so during the growing season. Feed during the spring and summer months with a fertilizer that has a NP (nitrogen-phosphorous-potassium) ratio of approximately 10-10-10. For the amount to use, follow product label instructions. No fertilizer is needed during the winter months when growth naturally.

🐜 All plants from Passionate Gem are treated monthly with a natural spray consisting of hydrogen peroxide, natural soap and neem oil diluted with water--but that doesn't mean once they go to a new home it can't catch a critter infestation from surrounding plants or soil. (Even flowers can be a carrier of pests!)  Preventative maintenance Is key! Check your plants often, clean leaves by giving the occasional shower or wiping with a clean damp cloth. Use clean pots and fresh quality soil when transplanting. A spray, like mentioned above, is a really great preventative measure as well.

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