umbrella plant


: a perennial sedge (Cyperus alternifolius) of Madagascar that has large terminal whorls of slender leaves and is often grown as an ornamental

Examples of umbrella plant in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Plants such as lady palm (Rhapis palm), umbrella plant (Schefflera amate), and fiddle-leaf fig (Ficus lyrata) can offer some dramatic contrast, allowing smaller plants with lighter colors to pop in front. Kristin Guy, Sunset Magazine, 21 Dec. 2023 The shiny leaves of money plant look almost like those of schefflera or umbrella plant, adding a tropical touch to any room. Viveka Neveln, Better Homes & Gardens, 27 Sep. 2022 Prone to becoming weak and leggy when light-deprived, umbrella plants will appreciate bright but indirect light. Lennie Larkin, Sunset, 22 Jan. 2018

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Word History

First Known Use

circa 1909, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of umbrella plant was circa 1909

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“Umbrella plant.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 Feb. 2024.

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