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zeeshan

A passionate beginner. Love houseplants. Learning the basics of plant care with help of this amazing GT community.

Schefflera aboricola (variegata)

  • Season Icon Mid AutumnMid Autumn 2016
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zeeshan

Schefflera cuttings drooping @gjones @josy

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gjones

It could be a couple of things but it's quite normal for cuttings to wilt a bit or even drop all their old leaves. It's only been about a week so I'd wait a bit longer before I'd do any type of correction. You probably should have put only two cuttings in each pot. When we do cuttings, we water well right after planting and then water sparingly until new growth appears. Wait another week, you may lose a couple but if some survive that would still be success! Keep us updated on their progress.

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zeeshan

Thanks @gjones

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juliesgarden

😱😱

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ankur1406

Recently I propagated it just by leaves, without main stem. Evenly I have no idea about it before. I was lucky so succeeded. 😃😃 #umbrellaplant

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zeeshan

@ankur1406 Congrats and well done.

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ankur1406

Thanks @zeeshan

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josy

Oh my! :S yes... You just have to sit and wait Zeeshan :(

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josy

Have you used any rooting hormone?

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josy

Oh sorry I forgot this tip: I sometimes put the cuttings into water for a day :) before planting them in soil.

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zeeshan

@josy Yes I used rooting hormones but didn't put them in water before.

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zeeshan

Pruned and propagated. First experience.

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wesleybrian

Sorry I didn't reply before I did it in my head and forgot to do it 😂 looks so much better and rejuvenated now 👍☺

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zeeshan

It's okay @wesleybrian and thanks for your comment. Hoping that cuttings start to grow.

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gjones

Looks better now. Has a better shape! 😊Now let's hope your cutting sprouts and grows!

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nessas

Looks a lot better 👌🏻

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juliesgarden

👍👍 love the frogs 🐸

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Jason

Wow this is nice #Scheflera . I have a few plants like this I hope they can get to this point.

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Jason

Hey @wesleybrian base on my experience the younger parts of the plant are much easier to propagate from #stemcuttings.

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columbiariver

Pretty plants. I always enjoy the cute little things you have on display with them. Hello little frogs :-)

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brightcolours

Much better! 👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼 #frog #ornament #variegated #schefflera

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gjones

Just reading everyone's comments and noticed there was a mention of frogs. I said 'frogs- what frogs?' Went back for second look and don't know how I could have missed the 2 cute little sitting frogs!

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josy

Excellent!!!!

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zeeshan

Thinking of bringing it back into shape. Suggestions please.

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zeeshan

@josy @slj @gjones

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carolgs

Thats a big one

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gjones

Our suggestion is to watch the ehow video on the Internet. Type in how to prune a schefflera plant and follow the video. Sorry we're not more help!

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zeeshan

Thanks @gjones That's some help. Actually I don't know what to do about this branch at bottom right which is totally drooping. The leaves on bottom half of it look healthy but on top these are pale and lifeless. Confused whether to cut off all, half or tie it up straight and wait.

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zeeshan

@lilium @brightcolours

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zeeshan

@wesleybrian

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gjones

If it was us we'd cut it off completely, right up close to the main stem! Maybe you could root the cutting for another plant!

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zeeshan

@gjones Even if it's unhealthy? And should I plant the whole cutting or shorten it?

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zeeshan

@carolgs The one at my work is about eight feet tall. That's where the inspiration came from.

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gjones

A lot of times the leaves will fall off the unhealthy part. Also pale leaves often mean not enough sunlight. When we do cuttings, we try to make sure it's healthy and about the cutting is 6-8" long.

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zeeshan

Thanks @gjones 😀

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zeeshan

A lot of new growth

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gjones

Nice healthy plant. Your home must be starting to look like a greenhouse!

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zeeshan

@gjones Pretty much. Running out of space 😀

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clustyroen

Love the shiny leaves on these plants, we always had one in our office

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brightcolours

#schefflera #umbrellatree #variegatedumbrellatree

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