Asked August 10, 2018, 12:05 AM EDT
Hello MDHGIC Gardening Expert,
Could you please indicate where to prune the pictured schefflera by marking the cuts on the photo? It has grown to an unwieldy size. Please also let me know what type of potting soil would be best for it.
A Greenbelt gardener
Prince George's County Maryland
For Schefflera, you can use a soil-based potting mix that contains peat moss and perlite. Transplanting is recommended in the spring. Keep the soil moist from spring to autumn. Reduce watering in the winter during the plant's rest period.