old schefflera

NoLee15March 4, 2013

I have read and looked at many pics re this plant. Mine is about 15 yrs old, if not more. I really want to make it more bushy and I feel the only way is to cut it down to nothing. From this pic you can see it has one trunk on the bottom and two branches, one with no foliage til the top and one with foliage half way up. I don't want to kill it what is the safest way? Also, it stays indoors, should I wait until Spring is officially here to do anything?

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NoLee15

one more pic

    Bookmark   March 4, 2013 at 4:48PM
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tropicbreezent

They're quite a tough plant but they like a lot of light, preferably direct sunlight. That would make it grow bushier. You can prune it right down and it will come back, but better to do that when it's very warm. They like good drainage, in nature they often grow as epiphytes on trees.

    Bookmark   March 4, 2013 at 6:58PM
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Tiffany, purpleinopp GardenWeb, Z8b Opp, AL

Does this info in this discussion and/or this discussion help you?

    Bookmark   March 5, 2013 at 10:50AM
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kalley77

Hello Everyone
Is there anyone know of a great place in NJ to buy different
or rare houseplants? I know about the big box stores they seem to have the same plants sometime you can fine something a little different . Really I have all the regular plants, I want rare ones. I will have to do mail order do you think.
Thanks for your help.

    Bookmark   June 10, 2013 at 6:54AM
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kalley77

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Mon, Jun 10, 13 at 6:54

Hello Everyone
Is there anyone know of a great place in NJ to buy different
or rare houseplants? I know about the big box stores they seem to have the same plants sometime you can fine something a little different . Really I have all the regular plants, I want rare ones. I will have to do mail order do you think.
Thanks for your help.

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    Bookmark   June 13, 2013 at 4:06PM
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asleep_in_the_garden

Wow kalley,..

is the top of your last post a glitch?

Never seen that before(I don't think anyway).

    Bookmark   June 15, 2013 at 1:49AM
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kalley77

sorry post in the wrong place.

    Bookmark   June 15, 2013 at 2:47AM
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asleep_in_the_garden

Oh yeah...that is YOUR thread after all...I shoulda made the connection. LOL

    Bookmark   June 15, 2013 at 4:13AM
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