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what is this h-plant?
#47014 December 21st, 2006 at 12:16 PM
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lady at work was gonna toss it away! so i kept it. but i dont know what it is.
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#47015 December 21st, 2006 at 01:39 PM
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The photos a little fuzzy, but it looks like a Schefflera, sometimes called an umbrella tree.

Bright light and a little bit of sun is ok. Water well when the soil has had a chance to dry out first. Feed only in the spring and summer months if healthy with half strength fertilizer every once in a while.

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#47016 December 21st, 2006 at 02:13 PM
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yup, that's a schefflera!

they don't like wet feet, they also don't like to be completely dried out either...

bright indirect light is best, some direct light is okay - no more than an hour or two a day tho.

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#47017 December 21st, 2006 at 09:20 PM
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My Schefflera was a rescue also....they are great plants! You can cut them back and stick the cuttings in the pot and they will root and make it all bushy! Best of luck with it! Nice rescue!! thumbup

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#47018 December 21st, 2006 at 09:30 PM
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You can cut them back and stick the cuttings in the pot and they will root and make it all bushy!
Hmmmm, I didn't know that. My schefflera better run and hide before I find the cutters... laugh laugh laugh

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#47019 December 21st, 2006 at 09:37 PM
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I learned that here, Dianna- I think it was one of my first posts...... thumbup Mine had 2 "leggy" parts and the leaves were at the tops- I found out I could root them so easily and started "whacking away" Now it is nice and full and getting better every day! thumbup

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#47020 December 22nd, 2006 at 12:40 AM
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thumbup thanks all! now i know what it is and how to take care of it! it was so dried out when i brought it home, [dont like wet feet] i gave it a good watering too! well i know not to do that again!
the photos a little fuzzy! eek i gotta new dig-camra and still cant take good pics! eek laugh

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#47021 December 22nd, 2006 at 01:16 AM
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sibyl, by wet feet i meant don't let it sit in really soggy soil...

a good solid watering is always in order (for any plant). for this one in particular, let the soil dry out a bit before watering again (for that sized pot, i'd say when the soil is dry about an inch and a half down).

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#47022 December 26th, 2006 at 01:18 PM
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ok thumbup i always check the house plants on sundays! "thats their day laugh "

theres two stems in the back that have no leaves on em, im gonna cut em down and pot em thumbup


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