I have a nice little schefflera that I'm trying to turn into a bonsai, kind of. I was inspired by those 2 threads:
The plant was one 3-feet tall stem with no branches when I started. The trunk is almost one inch thick at the bottom. I cut it at about 10 inches from the ground and removed most of the leaves to make it branch. It worked, 6 buds started rapidly producing leaves so I was pretty happy with the result.
It's been about 6 weeks now and altough it might be too early to tell, I notice that most of the new branches have stopped producing new leaves, except the top one. They all seem to have stopped at 2 or 3 leaves and don't even look like branches yet. It just looks like 2-3 leaves are coming out of the same place on the trunk. I was expecting them to keep growing.
Is this what is to be expected? How do you make the branches keep growing and not only the top one? Should I just wait and they will become real branches eventually?
Thanks in advance!