I received an umbrella tree as a sympathy gift from my vet after I had my dog put to sleep. The plant seemed okay (not completely happy, but sturdy and healthy) when it got here, but it has seemed to get sadder all the time... I know NOTHING about plants, and I kill all of them that I thouch, but we consider this Reba's (the dog I had to have put to sleep) plant, and we REALLY want to keep it alive.
In all the pictures I've seen, the plant is all green, but mine, the branches are a reddish... is that normal? And the base of the Trunk (? If that's the right term) looks brown and dry. I have only had it 5 days, I've watered it once because the soil seemed completely dry when I got it. I keep it in a sunny room, but where its not getting direct sunlight.
Is there hope for my sad plant????