Schefflera timing?

woodguy

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Thought I would try my hand at a tropical and since schefflera are available and cheap I picked one up. I have read that spring is the time to re-pot. I'm wondering though what the best time to do a heavy chop is. If I plan to re-pot in the spring can I do a heavy pruning in say late winter? The plant is very healthy with a good bit of new growth now. It is in a bright window with my orchids and gets some supplemental light.
 

treebeard55

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Sounds like you're taking good care of it. :)

With most tropicals in northern latitudes, the best time for serious work is when the plant is in active growth. I would wait until the beginning of summer for that heavy chop.

(I'd suggest being ready to stick all those cuttings that will result, too. Scheffs root quite easily.)
 

woodguy

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Thanks for the advice. I will certainly try and root most of the cuttings.
 

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