Yellow Umbrella Plant - Schefflera arboricola

$60.00 – $75.00

Plant Description

Native to the lush forests of Taiwan, the yellow umbrella plant, also known as gold capella, thrives amidst bright filtered light and moist conditions. Averaging eight meters tall in the wild but between 12 cms and three meters indoors, some strains of the umbrella plant can even be grown as bonsai trees. 

While the plant will flower outdoors and does quite well as a landscaping plant in warm climates, the indoor version does not typically bloom. Leaves vary between seven and nine in number in a circular, palmate pattern and are broad and shiny with a thick, uniform texture. The plant's central stems are sturdy and are sometimes braided together for a decorative effect. Animals and small children should be discouraged from ingesting the leaves, as they cause damage to the kidneys, digestive system and other organs. 

With its light, leafy texture and bright, variegated yellow and green leaves, the Yellow Umbrella plant makes an attractive house plant on either a window sill or as a free-standing floor plant. Umbrella plants aren't fussy and can withstand irregular watering, although they prefer moist conditions. They also don't need regular fertilising and will do quite well in light that is bright but indirect.

Shipping & Delivery
Bloomspace delivers to NSW, VIC, QLD, ACT, and SA. Some large plants and orders can only be delivered to the Sydney Metro area.

For the Sydney Metro area we charge a flat fee of $15. For all other regions, we search a large database of shipping companies and show you the prices for each company. For Canberra, Brisbane, and Melbourne this cost is typically between $15 - $30. For country regions and/or large orders or large plants, the cost is typically between $30 -$45. Please reach out to us if you are shown an unrealistic cost.

We want to make sure you receive a happy and healthy plant. It will take us a couple of days to prepare the plant for the journey. For customers in Sydney, Canberra, Brisbane, and Melbourne, your plants should be delivered in 4-5 business days after the order has been marked fulfilled, while for customers in regional areas expect 5-7 business days.

All plants are carefully packaged to ensure your plant arrives in perfect condition. Your plant will have been in darkness for a couple of days, so expect your plant's appearance to improve after a couple of days of light and fresh air.
Plant Specifications



Medium size (height 50cm - 60cm)



Pet Friendly

No. It can cause digestive distress.


Prefers moderate to bright indirect light 


Water moderately, keeping the soil moist in summer and letting the soil dry out in winter between watering