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With long and shiny leaves, Umbrella Plant looks truly spectacular! Grow these best Types of Scheffleras to have tropical vibes in your home.

If you want to grow a plant with great looking foliage and air-purifying capabilities, you can never go wrong with an Umbrella plant. Here are the best Types of Scheffleras you can adorn your home with.

Check out our article for growing Schefflera indoors here

Best Types of Scheffleras

1. Dwarf

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Botanical Name: Schefflera arboricola

Dwarf Schefflera is a compact variety showcasing small, ovate, dark green leaves. This popular houseplant can grow up to 3-4 feet tall and wide.

2. Alpine

Botanical Name: Schefflera alpina

Alpina is a wild species that can withstand cool conditions than traditional varieties. It can reach an impressive height of 5-6 feet indoors.

3. Petite

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Botanical Name: Schefflera ‘Petite’

‘Petite’ is a dwarf small Schefflera that has densely variegated lime-green leaves. If you like contrasting hues in foliage, this is the variety to grow!

4. Madame De Smet

Botanical Name: Schefflera ‘Madame De Smet’

‘Madame De Smet’ is a gorgeous variety with dark green leaves wildly variegated in golden-white. This excellent houseplant has a compact form.

5. Australia Umbrella Tree

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Botanical Name: Schefflera actinophylla

This variety features glossy large leaflets. It can grow into a huge tree but is mostly grown in pots to give a fuller, bushier effect. It is also classified as Brassaia actinophylla.

6. Amate


Botanical Name: Schefflera ‘Amate’

What sets this variety apart from the rest are its glossy leaves. The plant does best in medium to bright light.

7. False Aralia

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Botanical Name: Schefflera elegantissima

The tall and slender stems of this plant have beautiful serrated leaves with a copper-burgundy tone when they are young and a rich green hue when they mature.

8. Green Gold

Botanical Name: Schefflera ‘Gold Capella’

The palm-like, glossy leaves of the plant have a fantastic combination of green and golden yellow. It is a rapidly growing variety which you can keep in control by regular trimming.

9. Janine

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Botanical Name: Schefflera ‘Janine’

Native to Taiwan and Hainan, this compact plant offers cream and light green variegation. Its finger-like leaves also make it quite an attractive variety!

10. Taiwanese Schefflera


Botanical Name: Schefflera taiwaniana

The glossy and dark leaves of this plant look like the spokes of a wheel, making them quite beautiful with the red stalks. The foliage is also covered in fine silver hair.

11. Trinette

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Botanical Name: Schefflera ‘Trinette’

If you want a variegated variety that stands out, then this plant will keep you happy with its green foliage splashed with creamy yellow patches. Keep it at a bright spot for the best colors.

12. Frodin

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Botanical Name: Schefflera heptaphylla

Also a medicinal plant, its slender leaves are narrow and have a slight tint of light green and yellow. It looks great in small pots.

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