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JayBee718
Jun 1, 2020 1:45 PM CST
Hi, I received my jade plant over 12 years ago and at the time a novice green thumb (still am), I inadvertently let it grow without any cares in the world. It's now becoming so unruly that I feel implored to try and take charge. Is there any hope in getting this plant to shape more like a tree? Or any suggestions on how to care for it at this point? Any guidance would be helpful and appreciated. Thanks.
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Baja_Costero
Jun 1, 2020 4:20 PM CST
It needs more light to grow stronger, upright stems that can support some weight. Dial up the light all the way if it will be an indoor plant. Put the plant right in front of your sunniest unobstructed southerly facing window where it can "see" the sun for hours a day year round. That will not reverse the direction of the hanging branches, but it will make the plant stronger and more compact in the future. You might consider pruning the plant at some point if it seems unable to hold up the weight.

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