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

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.