This schefflera was one that I got about 1 and a half years ago. I have currently done very little training (as it has not grown much), exept encorage a few branches to grow in that period of time. I plan to let the branches grow out a bunch, and then defoilate them and cut them back. This will encorage secondary branches to form. My main goal is to get it to grow sort of a flat broom like structure, as other rain forest trees do. This is a picture of what it looked like when I first got it:
I had the trunk wrapped at the base to try and get some airial roots to grow. And this is what it looks like now:
I currently have it growing in a training pot, and it is kept in a terrarium to help it grow more adventitious roots.
So, what do you guys think? I will post a few more pictures I guess when I have it right were I want it.