I have this schefflera which is growing pretty well. When I got it a year ago it was half this size, and I don't fertilize much. But I don't want it to become too high. I'd like it to grow lateral stems instead of just one long stem reaching for the ceiling.
I read that in order to split the main stem and make new branches, I should cut the plant at the top, juste below the most recent growths. So my questions are:
- Do you think I can do this now or should I wait some more?
- Where exactly should I cut if I want to maximize the probability of making new branches?
If this helps, here is a picture of the top of the plant. As you can see, there is a group of three new growths within 1cm. The next one is about 1cm below.