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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.


Hi Mar Mar,

I think you have a schefflera. If so, this site should help.

http://hgic.clemson.edu/factsheets/HGIC1511.htm

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.

http://www.ces.uga.edu/pubcd/B961-W.HTML#Technique

Good luck,
Newt

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