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How to propagate Schefflera octophylla

Written by Maggie

Dec 25 2020

How to propagate Schefflera octophylla

Lots of people will ask how to propagate Schefflera. In fact, the main propagation methods of Schefflera octophylla are seed propagation and cuting propagation. So let me turn to Schefflera's octophylla's method of propagation.

Schefflera octophylla

Schefflera octophylla seed propagation

1. After January, collect black spherical berries, mix them with fine sand, rub the skin and flesh, and then rinse the empty flattened seeds with clean water to get clean and full seeds, which can be picked and planted as time goes by, or be planted in a basin or in a field after the seed cracks become white.

2. Use leaf mould or sandy soil basin to sow, and the overburden depth is about 1 ~ 2 times of the seed diameter. The suitable temperature for seed germination is 20 ~ 25℃, keep the basin-soil or seedling bed moist, with the picking and sowing in the appropriate temperature.  About 15 ~ 20 days it can be seedlings, after sand accumulation to accelerate the bud sowing. Itcan be unearthed in a week under the appropriate temperature.

3. After the emergence of seedlings should be a timely canopy shade, given full light in autumn, winter covered with plastic film to prevent cold, as long as the local space of the seedling bed environmental temperature is not less than 5℃, generally it can save winter. Leave a bed to cultivate for a year, and then spread transplanting, or directly used on the basin.

Schefflera octophylla

Schefflera octophylla cutting propagation

For Schefflera octophylla, you need to prepare a pair of sharp scissors, a pot, a substrate for cuttings, a section of cuttings and a cup of water. Now Let me introduce the cutting steps in detail.

1. Select a two-year-old Schefflera octophylla, select a branch with robust growth, cut it with scissors with a length of about 10-15cm, and keep about three leaves on the top of the acquired branch.If the leaves are large, we can keep one.

2. Put some stones at the bottom of the pot where the drain hole is, then put a layer of sand, and then fill the fertile loose soil as the cutting substrate.

3. Put the branches into the soil, the depth at 3~5cm, and then gently press the surrounding soil with your hand, let the matrix stick to the branches.

4. Water the soil around the cuttings and place the pots in a cool, well-lit, well-ventilated place.

After that we water the land on the principle of wet and dry, to prevent the soil from becoming too wet and from becoming too dry, and in a month or so you'll see that the first leaves turn up on the tips of Schefflera's octophylla branches. This means that our cuttings were successful!

Since we are using cuttings made from soil, we don't need to transplant. Instead, we need to water and preserve according to the principle of wet and dry. In time, Schefflera octophylla will grow up to be a sapling.

Schefflera octophylla