I'm back, and while I was gone i have taken a single stem of schefflera and gotten tons of aerial roots and backbudding. it is now half the height it was originally, and has three branches now growing like mad. there are around twice as many buds on the trunk, which is about 1.5-2" around, and woody, so my question is, how to get them to grow out without defoliating the other branches too much? also, I bought some nice red mangroves, and several are starting to branch and throw prop roots. hopefully I can get some nice pics sometime. I will try to post pictures tomorrow if my camera cooperates, last time I tried it didn't work out so well.