Schefflera Plants

Schefflera Plant Too Tall


mollybabygirl added on May 22, 2013 | Answered

This Scheffelera plant has grown to 12 feet and continues to grow straight up. I would like it to start filling in from the bottom up. How an I stop it from growing so tall??


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AnnsGreeneHaus
Answered on May 22, 2013

Simply cut the trunk with a sharp pruner, or saw if too large for pruners. That stem will send out shoots near the cut area. When they start filling out, cut another, and continue until the plant is much shorter. I recommend making the cut way below the height you desire, as much as 2 feet. If your plant has a lot of stems, this may take a while, but when finished, you will have a shorter, thicker plant!

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