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

Zone 10025 | Anonymous added on July 29, 2021 | Answered

Hi I have to very tall schefflera plants. I stopped pruning them years ago and now the result is obvious. Each has a long Woody stem more like a trunk. In picture 1 should I cut it down at the lower joint (where you can see a previously cut branch). I’m more interested in saving the plant in picture 2. It is healthier but also has a very leafy top and one long Woody stem. I would like to cut them down so I can transport them into pots they are currently in. Since I’m moving housing locations I don’t really have enough time to repot any cuttings. Thank you for any help I appreciate it.

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Answered on August 14, 2021

I suggest waiting till you've moved to cut them back. The change in environment will stress them. You can cut them back at any juncture. You can also cut them within a couple of inches of the soil and let them regrow.


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