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Re: schefflera


Thank you all for the info on schefflera.  Jesse's note here gives me hope.
My plant is so leafy and green (as opposed to woody) on top that I think a
cutting might have a chance.  I have never done air layering tho know the
basic principle and method.  How long do you think it would take to root
that way?  One source I read said 3-4 months which sounded a little long to
me.
--Barb, California
----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Jesse Bell" <jesserenebell@hotmail.com>
To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
Sent: Sunday, March 21, 2004 3:51 PM
Subject: Re: [CHAT] schefflera


> I saw somebody whacking off the tops of the schefflera plants in my
> husband's building...and I  asked if I could have the cuttings.  I took
them
> home and put them in water.  3 of the 4 cuttings rooted that way.  Still
> going strong.
>
> Jesse Rene' Bell
> Claremore, OK
> Zone 6
>
>
> >From: james singer <jsinger@igc.org>
> >Reply-To: gardenchat@hort.net
> >To: gardenchat@hort.net
> >Subject: Re: [CHAT] schefflera
> >Date: Sun, 21 Mar 2004 08:15:08 -0500
> >
> >I think airlayering would be the surest way to root it, but it might also
> >root if you just stuck it in the ground a few eyes deep. Usually they're
> >propagated by seed.
> >
> >
> >On Saturday, March 20, 2004, at 09:09 PM, Kitty wrote:
> >
> >>>I do not know about rooting the top part - maybe Jim does.
> >>
> >>Ooh! maybe this is an opportunity to try those new rooter pots, the ones
> >>that make airlayering easy. Lee valley has them, but Kinsman is cheaper
> >>and
> >>offers 2 sizes.
> >>
> >>Kitty
> >>
> >>----- Original Message -----
> >>From: "Marge Talt" <mtalt@hort.net>
> >>To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
> >>Sent: Saturday, March 20, 2004 8:31 PM
> >>Subject: Re: [CHAT] schefflera
> >>
> >>
> >>>>From: Barbara  Tandy <sundrops@earthlink.net>
> >>>>.Does anyone know what will happen if I top a large Schefflera
> >>>(house plant)
> >>>>that has only one large stem about 3 feet tall?  Will it branch
> >>>out?  Will
> >>>>it die?  Is the top cutting rootable?  The bottom part is becoming
> >>>woody but
> >>>>the top is green with many leaves close together but on a single
> >>>stem.
> >>>----------
> >>>
> >>>Barb, it will leaf out and branch out again.  The stem will have a
> >>>bump in it where you decapitated it.   I have to whack mine back
> >>>again this year.  It's 3 big stems (like 2" in diameter or so) and 3
> >>>small ones and  pretty near 15 feet tall; just about reaching the
> >>>ceiling of the conference room where it winters.  Have cut mine back
> >>>3 or 4 times in the 25 years or so I've had it.  First time I did it,
> >>>thought for sure I'd killed it, but it leafed out in a few weeks and
> >>>grew on and on and on.
> >>>
> >>>My poor child is going to get repotted this spring as well as
> >>>whacked...it's been in the same pot for about 10 years and I am going
> >>>to have to break it to get it out, but finally got a new, larger pot,
> >>>so it ought to be happy once I do it:-)
> >>>
> >>>I do not know about rooting the top part - maybe Jim does.
> >>>
> >>>When you whack it back, keep it watered and when it starts to leaf
> >>>out, feed it.
> >>>
> >>>Marge Talt, zone 7 Maryland
> >>>mtalt@hort.net
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