Brassia actinophylla variegated commonly known as the Australian Umbrella tree. The palmately compound leaves are umbrella-like in appearance. They are suited for gardens. Umbrella Tree is a large ornamental tree. Plants will reach 30 m tall. Plants are easy to grow but need some pruning to keep them in bounds. The plants are hardy in the landscape. Brassaia actinophylla needs full sun to partial shade with a rich well-drained soil mix. Plants are fairly fast-growing. It grows well in a warm, humid climate in both semi-shade and full sun. The tree is often grown in gardens, also suitable for keeping indoors.