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Your plant is a Schefflera arboricola, common name umbrella plant. I bought one of these 34 years ago - I still have an umbrella plant, but it's not quite the original one! Mine grew until it got way too tall (about 8 feet) and at that point,I cut off about 10 inches of stem from the top, reduced them down to about 5 inches, stripped off the lower leaves ...


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There's nothing you can do to repair the damage - that's up to the tree. Do NOT cover the damaged area with anything! Leave the damaged area untouched and open to the sun and air. The tree will callus over and in a few years only a light scar will remain. If the damage has not gone too deep (and I really think it hasn't), then your tree will recover on its ...


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It looks to me like this tree is on its way out. Can you reach the crotch shown in the bottom picture? If you can, is it damp and/or rotten at the bottom? If so, then my recommendation is to remove it - BUT - don't just listen to me. Contact a certified arborist (NOT a "tree guy") and get their opinion. They may have ideas for bracing, but given that the ...


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The appearance of the leaves which show intermittent patches of light and dark greens hints at a nutrient issue. Mixing the prepared soil with a significant proportion of sand, while improving drainage, does dilute the nutrient that the rest of the soil offers. Juvenile plants are adequately nourished by the large fatty seeds, but once that has been ...


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