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Can this be saved?


By Token

United Kingdom Gb

Help please. This plant is many years old and usually lives in a corner on our dining room, just out of a very bright conservatory. As the weather is so nice in the UK today I have been cleaning up the various houseplants outside but when i moved this one it was obvious there was a problem with the pot being too wet. I tried to move the sodden soil away but this is now all I have. Can it be rescued and how?

On plant Schefflera arboricola




Can't believe what I'm seeing - your picture of it looks like there's no roots on it at all, and it's not in a pot. I'd cut off one or two or three of the larger branches near the top, stick it in a bottle in water and wait for it to root (it will) and shove the main stem into another pot to see if it recovers by making more roots, having cut it down by half.

31 May, 2009


Many thanks. It was in a pot but as I tried to remove it the soil just fell awy in one lump and this is all that is left. I will try your suggestions.

31 May, 2009

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