Please identify my houseplants plants
I have had these plants for several years and managed to keep them alive. But the small one had beautiful purple flowers on it and has not bloomed again. I need to know how to prune the large one to keep it from being so leggy. It is top heavy and leans over. I rotate it but that only seems to help it grow!! Thanks
The first plant is Hawaiian Schefflera and it does get purple flowers when grown outside but never blooms indoors. (see picture below) Aggressively prune a Hawaiian Schefflera when it gets too large or looks thin and leggy. All Schefflera Plants love to be pruned. New growth on your plant will appear directly below where you cut the stem so keep in mind how you want the shape of your plant to look before pruning it.
The second plant is a dieffenbachia. Aggressively prune your Dieffenbachia by cutting off the top 1/3-1/2 of the stem to keep the plants bushy and prevent them from getting top heavy. These plants are considered poisonous and should be kept away from pets and children. Read more about common houseplants that are poisonous in Don’t Feed Me To Your Cat! A Guide to Poisonous Houseplants.