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Q.roots growth on an old schefflera plant.

Zone Alpharetta, GA 30004 | jlwlaw added on January 14, 2018 | Answered

I have a 60 year old schefflera. I just transplanted it and noticed it has a very small rootball (less than 8 inches) Is this normal for this plant? The plant is about 5-6 feet in height.


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Answered on January 15, 2018

It can be for a dwarf! This is not normal for a larger plant though. When you put it in a larger container, it should fill that out over time.

Is there any sign that the plant might be distressed, other than that? If you could include a picture then it can further help me to see what is going on.

In the meantime, this article can give you some more information on the care of this plant: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/houseplants/schefflera/schefflera-plant-care.htm

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