Schefflera Propagation Methods

Written by Maggie

Oct 19 2021

Schefflera Propagation Methods

The leaves of Schefflera absorb nicotine and other harmful substances from the smog-filled air and convert them through photosynthesis to harmless plant-owned substances. Schefflera reduces formaldehyde concentrations by about 9 milligrams per hour. As a result, Schefflera was popular with the masses. This article mainly introduces the propagation methods of Schefflera.

Schefflera - Most Common House Plant

Schefflera's common methods of propagation are sowing propagation and cutting propagation.

Schefflera Propagation from Seed

After January, the black globular berries were harvested, mixed with fine sand and rubbed to remove the skins and flesh, and then rinsed with clear water to remove the empty, flattened seed grains. Then the clean and full seeds could be obtained, which could be picked and sown as time went by to propagate Schefflera, or the seed seeds could be accelerated by sand accumulation first, and then the seed seeds could be planted in a basin or in a field after the seed grain cracks were exposed to white.

The depth of overburden soil is about 1 ~ 2 times the diameter of the seed. 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 can be seedlings, after sand accumulation to accelerate the bud sowing, can be unearthed in a week under the appropriate temperature.

For a good growth, seedlings should be timely after the canopy shade. In autumn, give Schefflera full light, and winter covered with plastic film to prevent cold, as long as the local space of the seedling bed environment temperature is not less than 5 ℃, generally safe winter. Leave a bed to cultivate for a year, and then spread transplanting, or directly used on the basin.

Schefflera Propagation from Cutting

Cutting propagation methods of Schefflera include cuttings in soil, cuttings in water, full light fog cuttings, high branch layering.

Schefflera soil cutting propagation methods: Cutting 1-year branches with 10 ~ 15 cm in length as cutting materials combined with basin changing. In spring recruited before germination at the beginning of spring. The lower end blades are removed, the top 3-4 blades are retained, and the lower end is cut into bevels.

In advance, drill small holes in the substrate with small sticks, and insert 2/3 of the cuttings into the pots based on perlite (or fine and clean river sand through sieve), each pot is single or 3 plants. After cutting spray water to keep wet, put in the indoor low light. On sunny days, spray water every day. On cloudy and rainy days, spray according to the specific situation.

Room temperature was kept at 15 ~ 25℃, and rooting could be done after 1 and a half months of cutting. 15 ~ 30 days after rooting, the plant was transplanted to a pot with 5 parts of garden soil, 3 parts of humus soil and 2 parts of fine sand mixed into a matrix. The pot was watered and placed in the semi-shade, and moved to normal light 1 week later.

Schefflera cutting propagation in water methods: select mineral water bottle or glass, tall glass bottle, jar bottle, rinse clean, as the container. Cut the lower end of the 8cm long cuttings into a flat mouth, leaving only 3 ~ 4 blades at the top. After the container has been filled with clean water, insert the cuttings into the container and try to hang them in the water without touching the walls or bottom of the container.


Cuttage quantity depends on container size. Cover the cuttings well with transparent plastic bags and place them in the place of scattered light. Keep them at room temperature of 15 ~ 25℃. When 1 ~ 2 cm long white roots grow at the bottom of the cuttings, remove the upper pot and transplanting method is the same as above. It can also be moved into a more aesthetically pleasing glass container or transparent plastic container for hydroponics.

All-light fog cutting propagation of Schefflera: using plastic film or small glass greenhouse to create a small environment with high humidity, so that Schefflera in high temperature and high humidity conditions rapid propagation. First lay a layer of bricks at the bottom of the cuttings, lay a layer of 30 cm thick sterile sand soil above, select the year to grow 8 cm of shoots as cuttings, cuttings processing with the same before.

Insert two thirds of the cuttings into the grain of sand and insert the rear spray. Keep the room temperature at 15 ~ 25℃, spray water on the leaf surface once a day. After rooting, they can be transplanted in the same way as before.

High branch layering propagation methods of Schefflera: select 2-year-old branches from April to June, ring peeled, 1 cm wide, with 1 part of wet moss fresh or coniferous soil and 1 part of rural soil mixed to cover the wound, with plastic film tied at both ends. Water with a syringe every day on sunny days to keep the substrate moist. After rooting, cut off the root from the place connected with the mother plant, and then transplant, the method is the same as before.

Care after Schefflera Propgation

1. Control the lighting

Schefflera's optimal growth environment in summer is semi-negative.

Therefore, in the summer growing season, it should be placed in the shade for maintenance. Outdoor planting should be shaded with a 70 {BF} shading network to prevent exposure to the hot sun, so as to avoid leaf burns and dim leaf color. In winter, without shading, you can grow well with more than 4 hours of direct sunlight a day. Variolated varieties with too much or too little light will cause the plaque of the leaves to be not obvious and lose its value.

2. Water properly

Summer temperature is high, to ensure a certain amount of watering, watering can be done once a day, to keep the soil moist, not to dry should be timely watering. When the weather is dry, we should also spray humidification to the plant, we can also carry out foliar spray, and pay attention to increase the environmental humidity. In spring, autumn, it can be watered twice a week. In winter, it can be properly controlled water. Such as water supply and demand imbalance, soil is too dry or too wet, or placed in a dark site for a long time, easy to cause leaf fall.


3. Fertilize regularly

From March to September is the growing season and apply some compound fertilizer or cake fertilizer water every 2 to 3 weeks. Don't use too much fertilizer (especially nitrogen fertilizer) on Mosaic or the leaves will turn green and lose the characteristics of the original species. Varied-leaf varieties apply less nitrogen fertilizer, to prevent the plaque color becoming lighter or disappearing.

4. Trim

Schefflera is easy to germinate long branches, usually pay attention to plastic pruning, to promote the lateral branch initiation, and maintain a good tree shape. The young plants were scissor and lightly scissor, mainly in the shape. When the old plant is too large, it can be combined with a basin to cut off most of the branches, but also must be cut off a part of the root, new pot, so that the germination of new leaves.