Umbrella Houseplants That Are Easy To Maintain
Houseplants add a lively atmosphere to an otherwise dull interior. The umbrella plant is often preferred as a houseplant, as it brightens up a home with its rich evergreen foliage, and is relatively easy to maintain. The umbrella houseplants can grow as high as 30 feet (nine meters), but indoor specimens are usually smaller, reaching heights of 10 to 20 feet (three to six meters). Its leaves are often green, and grow in groups of small leaflets that resemble “fingered umbrellas,” hence the plant’s common name. Yellow or creamy flowers begin to bloom in the spring and summer months in branched clusters. The umbrella plant is a popular houseplant because it is usually readily available at nurseries and garden centers, and it also tends to be adaptable and really easy to grow.
Most umbrella houseplants that are sold as houseplants start their lives outdoors in full sun conditions, which leads to the growth of dense, lush foliage. The plants may be grown from seed, from a cutting, or by air layering. Air layering is a cultivation process that involves purposefully causing injury to an adult plant, wrapping the wound in moss and plastic film, and then removing the resulting new plant and its root system from the parent plant by cutting.