Schefflera Plants

Repotting a Schefflera Plant

zawacki added on December 7, 2012 | Answered

I have pruned some of my schefflera plant and would like to repot the cuttings. I have not been able to get them to re-root in water. Does the plant have to have roots in order to plant the cuttings and have them grow? Thank you.

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Answered on December 10, 2012
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Answered on December 11, 2012

zawacki, i've found that soil roots are much tougher and more sturdy than water roots. I use bottom heat and mist for 90%+ rooting success. If you don't have a greenhouse, you can make one with sticks, pencils, dowels, straws or plastic cultery and a thin sheet of plastic. (dry cleaner bag or food wrap). Keep the cuttings in a well lit place, but not direct sun. Don't try to root wood. Use green stems from 4-10" long, and discard most of the leaves. Regular household temperatures are sufficient. Good luck.

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