Cactus and Tender Succulents forum: dividing \ Pruning Neglected Jade plant

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Jul 1, 2017 9:22 AM CST
Hi , i have recently baught a pretty mature Jade plant and I would like to have it growing upward like a tree . The plant never been pruned and has grown downwards almost like vines . It has a pretty big trunk too I was thinking maybe separating the two main trunks to start two plants then prune them individually but I dont really know where to start as the plant will probbly need major pruning . Thanks for your advices
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Jul 1, 2017 9:23 AM CST

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Name: Ed
Central ,NJ (Zone 6b)
Cactus and Succulents Container Gardener Sempervivums Houseplants Garden Ideas: Level 1
Jul 2, 2017 7:47 AM CST
I would prune the 3 main trunks individually, so as not to stress it a lot but as they seem bent close to the base not sure how tree like they it look.
Jade propagate fairly easily so you should be able to choose a nice size branch from you pruning and start it in is own pot and control the growth.
You may also be able to prune some of the hanging branches and stake & tie the trunks to get it to slowly straighten out
I do like the look look of it now and would only trim it up some but plants like most thing are a personal choice.

However I am do not even have close to the knowledge of many others members have so please wait for a few more replies before working on the plant.

Plants are like that little ray of sunshine on a rainy day.
[Last edited by herrwood - Jul 2, 2017 7:48 AM (+)]
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Jul 2, 2017 11:43 AM CST
thanks for your reply my plan was first dividing the plant in two then wait for it to recover and start pruning gradually bottom vine branches im waiting for more replies before toutching it as im a beginner gardener haha already baught new pots cactus soil mix and rooting hormones

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