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Indoor Or Outdoor

Anonymous added on July 1, 2011 | Answered

I have a beautiful Heotapleurum arboricola. It has been sitting on my desk for 6+ years in front of a window. I'm wondering if I can put it outside on my deck, which gets afternoon direct sun. Can my plant deal with that? It's also getting very tall. I've read on how to prune it though I really don't understand where to cut, or what to cut. Like do I cut the MAIN stem or just the little leaf stem?

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Nikki
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Answered on July 2, 2011

The direct sun may be a bit much for this plant, but if you could provide it with some cover or even a little shade, the plant would proabably enjoy some outdoor time. As for pruning, you can just cut off what you feel is overgrown to shape the plant as you like. These houseplants typically rebound quickly from pruning.

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moosmom
Answered on July 4, 2011

most arbs wont beable to handle that much direct light. you can cut plant anywhere you want and it will regrow,best done in spring when plant is in heavy growth season

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