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Q.How To Cut Two Overgrown Schefflera Each With A Single Stem

Zone 10025 | consultmgp added on August 12, 2020 | Answered

Hi I have two large overgrown schefflera that I would like to move as in to a new apartment. I did ask this question a couple of weeks ago but perhaps it didn’t get through. Both plants are quite tall and have woody stems more like trunks. Please see the attached photos. On the one with growth at the bottom, can I cut the large part off and keep just the bottom,? Will it come back? I’m less sure what to do with the other one in the photo, which has no new growth anywhere on the stem or trunk; all the leaves are at the top. Thanks for any advice.

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Answered on August 14, 2020

They can both be cut back and the top rooted as another plant (place stem in a pot of well-draining potting soil).

This article tells how to prune:


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