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Jan 8, 2018 10:45 AM CST
|My plant has become more and more crooked since acquiring from a family member, and I've accidentally bleached the leaves. I've managed to identify all of my plants except for this one, and hopefully identifying will also lead to solutions for how to properly care for this plant going forward.
Jan 8, 2018 10:50 AM CST
|You have a Schefflera arboricola. Nothing sad looking about your plant as it looks healthy. You can stake it up to get a straight growing plant. I grow them as shrubs here in FL and cut as you would any shrub. Cuttings root easy here in summer.
Jan 8, 2018 11:33 AM CST
|Agree, one of the variegated cultivars:
What caused you to fear the leaves had been bleached?
Lower light can contribute to the lean. If you want to keep it symmetrical, in addition to potentially giving it a stake or support of some kind, you could rotate it halfway whenever you water. Removing some of the leaves from the low side would also remove some of the weight pulling on that side. Eventually it should develop multiple branches that are pointing in all directions.
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Jan 9, 2018 10:29 PM CST
|I think you should get a bonsai type pot for it and just call it a bonsai LOL. I think it's kinda cool.|
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