Posted by Newt on January 14, 2003 at 21:36:08:
In Reply to: help pruning my umbrella plant posted by mar mar on January 09, 2003 at 19:29:56:
: My umbrella plant isquite old and doing very well, almost too well. I t has grown so tall thet is is now touching my ceiling. Should I prune it, and if so, how? I am afraid of sending it into shock. Thanks.
I think you have a schefflera. If so, this site should help.
Here's one that shows how to prune plants. Scroll down to pruning broadleaf evergreen trees. You won't put it into shock if you don't prune more than 1/3 of your tree. Do keep in mind that if you do prune that much, you can also root prune so that you can keep it in the same pot.