Umbrella Plant is too tall
Posted 14 August 2004 - 04:59 PM
Posted 18 August 2004 - 03:23 PM
The cyperus is mor grass like in its foliage,with an airy umbrella-like grassy inflorescence on a tall stem above the grass. The Schefflera has a woody stem and has about eight leaflets to a leaf, those leaflets arranged like spokes of an umbrella.
You can cut back either one. To shorten the cyperus just cut the flowering stems off -- but be aware that the next stems that grow will be just as tall. To make those stems shorter you would have to divide the base plant to keep the smaller side pieces.
The Schefflera can be cut back to just above any branch.
, Senior Instructor, The Michigan School of Gardening
Posted 26 August 2004 - 08:09 AM
Posted 26 August 2004 - 04:58 PM