Umbrella Plant

Umbrella Plant Photo
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Schefflera is a genus of flowering trees and shrubs native to Taiwan. Schefflera is also known as umbrella tree or umbrella plant and has seven to nine leaflets grow from the tip of the stems and fan out, resembling an umbrella. The clusters of small flowers that grow similarly to the leaves range in colors from yellow to orange and green.

For Your Pet

Umbrella plants contain calcium oxalate crystals which are harmful to you and your pet if ingested. Symptoms may include kidney damage and kidney failure, diarrhea, cardiac arrhythmia, swelling of the throat and mouth, labored breathing, lethargy, loss of appetite, and death.


Do not feed your pet umbrella plants as they can cause serious illness and possible death.


If you believe that your pet has been poisoned immediately call your vet or one of the animal poison control hotlines on this list.