Please Identify My HousePlants & How Do I Prune Them?

Hi Judy,

Could you please help us identify these two houseplants? They are both badly in need of pruning and I want to be sure to do this in a way they both can tolerate.


Hi Lesley,


Your first plant is a Dracaena Janet Craig and the second is a Schefflera.  Wherever you cut  on the main stem of the Schefflera two or three new branches will develop. Wherever you cut on the stalks of the dracaena two or three new “heads” will develop. So decide what you want your plants to look like before pruning them back. It looks like the plants are really thriving!