Question Regarding a Scheflerra (kind of) Bonsai
Hi All :O)
I have an old Scheflerra which I needed to re pot yesterday... it had a bunch of exposed roots so I decided to wash all the soil away, take the thickest individual branch/stem/plant and cut it short, leave these roots exposed and plant it alone in a semi-bonsai style.
Would anyone be able to tell me if this has any chance of living and re-sprouting new growth? I know you can cut all the leaves off Jades and have them grow right back, so is it the same with the Scheflerra or did I just kill it?
Should it be even shorter (I left it this tall since I liked the bend)?
And if it will live then when exactly should water it? It had been out in the rain before re potting so after I re potted I didn't water (and figured it wouldn't need it since there are no leaves).
Should I water now or wait for any new growth first?
Also, there are these two roots which didn't reach the soil, so I temporarily placed some moist paper towel and then aluminum foil around them in hopes they will not dry out and die.
If I place some sphagnum moss and then foil around them will they live and grow long enough to reach the soil, or should I just cut them off now?
Thanks very much for any info or opinions... it was a spur of the moment plan so there was no time to research for the aswers first.