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Jade plant pruning advice?

Posted by Shawnturner 
Jade plant pruning advice?
December 10, 2017 05:03AM
Hi All,

Someone gave me this ugly jade plant. It's healthy and has a near one-inch thick trunk at the soil. I want to make the most of it with a drastic pruning, but I'm not sure how far I can go without killing it. Can I take off all the spindly branches leaves or must I keep some leaves? What would happen if I just chopped off the main trunk about six inches above the soil? I have a plant light that I could set up to give it a boost after pruning - we're not getting much light right now in central PA. I know I should probably wait, but the thing is so ugly, my onions are burning to take immediate action. I'm thinking if I can get it in shape, I might try it as a bonsai down the pike. But for now, I'd just like it to get on the road to the beauty I know it can be.

Any advice is much appreciated!


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Re: Jade plant pruning advice?
December 10, 2017 04:09PM
If you didn't have the spam reference to marketing at the bottom of your post - I would think this was a genuine question. But due to the spam reference , which I wouldn't click on - I am not going to answer. Is this what spam is coming to now?
Re: Jade plant pruning advice?
December 12, 2017 04:07PM
Well done Irene. I don't ever click on these 'recommendations' unless the poster is a recognised and known member of these forums. I just close the post and move on. Far too many at the moment.
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