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Dirt Doctor Weekly Newsletter:  Schefflera Easy to Propagate Plant

Many plants are easy to propagate into new plants, but I discovered one of the easiest in an unusual way.  We had a big schefflera indoors that got too big.  It was moved outside and forgotten about.  Before the ouster and abuse, I had pruned it back.  As a lark, I put one of the cut off stems in a bud vase with water.  The photo shows that it has rooted and has been doing well now for over a year!  And this was in a low light hallway.

It reminded me that plants are normally easy to grow if they are just given a chance.  The two most common problems I see on indoor plants is too much water and too much fertilizer.  Low light is another regular culprit.

My Schefflera cutting is an unusual case.  Most plants like a good organic potting soil, water after getting dry and mild fertilizers occasionally.   Here is a link for more information on this plant. Schefflera

If you have any questions regarding this newsletter or any other topic, join me for my radio show heard in Dallas/Fort Worth on Saturday at 11am and across the country on Sunday from 8 - 11am (CST). Radio 

On Sunday my guest at 9:00am CST will be Mark Painter who teaches organic gardening at Stonewall Jackson school in Dallas.

Naturally yours,

Howard Garrett
The Dirt Doctor




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