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Question by  joco123 (9)

How do I prune a schefflera plant?

I have a schefflera plant that needs to be pruned and I have no idea where to start.


Answer by  patti (29325)

Use very sharp scissors or pruners. Locate a new bud on the branch and prune about one-half inch above that. Start the cuttings in potting soil if you like.


Answer by  champaign9497 (11977)

Any plant you are unsure of how to prune you need to research but in my experiance do it in the spring and take only the dead.


Answer by  ca1111 (95)

Cut the old stalks back to 3 to 4 inches. Remove any sickly or old looking leaves. Prune back to a joint or go about a quarter inch above the palmately compound leaves that arise from a stem.


Answer by  Isiseyes (178)

Begin at any point to prune a Schefflera plant. Just below the area in which you cut, a new shoot of growth will emerge and grow straight up.


Answer by  champaign9497 (11977)

The best way to do that would be to contact your local nursery they could tell you exactly how to do it with out hurting the plant or causing it any unnesecary distress of oozing of it's internal fluids and you would be sure you were doing it right the first time.


Answer by  Liz59 (10966)

You can prune the plant according to your preferences. But I recommend just re soiling the plant first and then re cultivating that soil. You may want to use some horticultural sprays to sort that bit out. Otherwise, it is very simple. You follow the same procedure you would for any other plant.

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