Cutting a large indoor plant back

Asked February 27, 2018, 12:24 PM EST

Thanks for the help. I have a huge umbrella plant that is taking over my sunroom. It is ready to topple over. I don’t want to kill it.

Worcester County Maryland houseplant umbrella plant schefflera actinophylla

1 Response

You may be referring to Brassaia actinophylla, a Schefflera. This houseplant tolerates pruning. Take a look a the publication from Clemson for more information and care. To keep plants small, prune just above a leaf. http://www.clemson.edu/extension/hgic/plants/indoor/foliage/hgic1511.html

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