Schefflera too leggy!
I have been peeping in here for such a long time, always find really great info! Now I have a problem though that I can't find answers to :)
I have a single stem Schefflera.
I think it's an Arboricola. Pics are included. (When I got it the leaves were green and pale yellow, now they are mostly dark green. Don't know exactly why)
I got it cheap in a kind of plant supermarket in November, I think. It was long and leggy when I got it. For the first month it just withered away, leaves browning and falling off. I realized I was watering it too much! So I stopped. The top had lost all it's leaves, so I cut it off. I've been waiting and waiting and finally! With the spring sun this week it's really happy and started growing new leaves where I cut at it! But, I would really like it to bush up a bit. Right now it's just one long stem with 5 old leaves and 2 tiny new ones at the top!
(From dirt to new growth the plant is about 10-12 inches high.)
Do you guys have any advice?
For example; what happens if I cut off a leaf?
Will it only get new growth if I cut at the stem?
Here are pics:
This is the plant in all its glory, ahemm:
And here's a closeup of the new growth. Yay!
Thaaank yooouu in advance!