Schefflera in Tall Esschert Pot

Schefflera, also known as the umbrella plant, in a blue and white pot

Schefflera, also known as the umbrella plant, in a blue and white pot

Because it was nice weather out this past weekend, I decided it was the right time to do something about my schefflera…

Schefflera in need of a new pot

Schefflera in need of a new pot

…as you can see in this “before” picture, my top-heavy schefflera, also known as an umbrella plant, obviously had outgrown its original lightweight plastic pot. So outside on the back deck, I transplanted it…

My schefflera in its new pot

My schefflera in its new pot

…and ta-da! Here’s the “after” picture, now with my schefflera in a tall esschert pot. Pretty cool, huh?

Blue and white patterned esschert pot

Blue and white patterned esschert pot

I found this pretty blue and white tall pot deeply discounted at Stein Mart last week, but I also have seen similar types of pots in various shapes and sizes at Amazon. You might remember that I featured a differently shaped blue and white esschert planter here that holds a Christmas cactus.

Pots with drain holes are preferable

Pots with drain holes are preferable

I always try to find planters for my houseplants that have drain holes. The plants seem to thrive better with adequate soil drainage.

My newly transplanted schefflera looks fab, don't you think?

My newly transplanted schefflera looks fab, don’t you think?

This schefflera was just a little ol’ thing when I first purchased it, and it did amazingly well in its plastic pot, even after it had outgrown it and I had to prop it up to keep it from falling over.

Esschert pot holds newly planted schefflera

Esschert pot holds newly planted schefflera

I imagine that my schefflera will thrive quite well in its new esschert pot.

Schefflera is also known as the Umbrella Plant

Schefflera is also known as the Umbrella Plant

Schefflera is a very common tropical houseplant, probably because it’s low-maintenance and so easy to grow that it’s almost laughable.

Schefflera is a tropical houseplant that is easy to grow

Schefflera is a tropical houseplant that is easy to grow

I was so pleased with how transplanting a common houseplant to this tall esschert planter really transformed the pot and the plant into something striking and beautiful!

A common houseplant can look striking in the right pot, like this schefflera in blue and white tall esschert planter

A common houseplant can look striking in the right pot

–G

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