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Schefflera Arboricola 'Dwarf Umbrella Plant' Seeds

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    1 Brown Packet of 20 Schefflera Arboricola 'Dwarf Umbrella' Seeds(care guide included)

     Schefflera Arboricola

    About the seeds:


    beginner | intermediate | advanced

    germination time

    30-60 days


    1/4” - 1"


    1-3 seeds per 3" nursery pot or soil pod

    recommended planter

    soil pod or 3" nursery pot

    time to maturity

    6 months - 1 year

    seed prep

    pre-soak | scarification | stratification | none


    greenhouse | paper towel method


    75F - 85F

    About the Plants:


    bushy tree with umbrella-shaped leaves


    beginner | intermediate | advanced

    growth speed

    slow | medium | fast

    size of plant

    2'-5' tall 


    full sun | partial sun | shade | grow lights 


    well-draining coconut coir/peat-based potting mix

    pH 6.0-6.5 


    warm | cool


    cats | dogs | no

    pests & diseases

    root rot, scale, spider mites, thrips


    heavy | moderate | light


    These seeds grow slowly, so we recommend using the following to sow the seeds: 

    Store these seeds in a cool, dry place if not planting right away. It is recommend to plant them right away, the longer they are stored, the lower the germination rates will be.

    Schefflera seeds are some of the most difficult houseplant seeds to germinate, so you'll want to either

    1. soak the seeds for ~24 hours and then plant in a very humid greenhouse ideally with a heat mat and grow light

    2. (our favorite method) start off the seeds with the paper towel method, keeping the paper towel consistently moist and warm. Once the seeds germinate, plant them gently in some potting mix with a dome and once the seedlings acclimate, remove the dome and keep them brightly lit(no direct sun)

    (Find more info on germinating seeds by going to our seed guide)

    These seeds are for the 2024 growing season.

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    Customer Reviews

    Based on 30 reviews

    Great packaging and planting instructions

    The items were exactly as expected and pac...

    The items were exactly as expected and packed carefully :)

    Arrived on time and included a care sheet,...

    Arrived on time and included a care sheet, will be a repeat buyer!

    Order came on time and intacted.

    Order came on time and intacted.


    Haven’t had the chance to plant them yet… but can’t wait to see them sprout & grow into a beautiful plant. Seeds came well packaged & in a timely manner. Have purchased before, will purchase again! :-)

    when you order with us:

    • your seeds and orders are hand-packed in San Diego

    • your order ships in 1-2 business days

    • free replacements for seeds that arrive in bad condition

    • we're always here to help with any questions!


    how difficult are these seeds to grow?

    Houseplant seeds are generally trickier to grow than your more common garden seed varieties- they require a specific setup and more time to sprout. You can find the difficulty for each seed variety specified under the "about the seeds" tab on each product page.

    We definitely recommend following the setups outlined in our seed guide here, and you can find further details in our blog!

    how long does it take for the seeds to germinate?

    Houseplant seeds take longer than most seeds to germinate, the average time for germination is 2-3 weeks. If you're curious about the sprouting time for a specific seed variety, you can find that information in the "about the seeds" tab on each product page.

    how do I grow houseplant seeds?

    All of our orders come with a basic starter guide for you to follow, but our seed guide here goes in much more detail and also offers alternative seed starter methods.

    We also include additional planting tips specific to each seed variety under the "instructions" tab of each product page. If you need extra help, don't hesitate to reach out to us at!

    my seeds aren't germinating, what do I do?

    Houseplant seeds are tricky, and sometimes certain more difficult varieties can take some practice to finally get them to sprout!

    If you're having trouble with the seeds, you're not alone. Luckily there are ways to sometimes salvage seeds by adjusting the setup- this quiz can help diagnose any issues you may have with your setup and make suggestions for how to improve it.

    You can also email us at and we can help out! If the seeds still aren't germinating, we'll send out a replacement :)