Jade plant is 25 years old...

Stephen Jankalski CEREOID at prodigy.net
Wed May 3 12:00:24 EST 2000

Just cut it back with a sharp knife. Unless you are trying to train the
plant as a bonsai, it doesn't matter which branches you cut back. The plant
should grow new foliage within a few months. The cut stems will
disarticulate at the nodes leaving a clean cut.

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"Denise" <tdtbme at erols.com> wrote in message
news:8egv5h$cpk$1 at bob.news.rcn.net...
> and my Mom would like to cut it back.  The plant is in a 14" pot that
> 18" tall.  The main stalks are about an inch in diameter.  The plant is
> about is 3 feet high (including the pot), and it's very healthy.  Is there
> special way it should be cut back?  She remembers hearing something about
> cutting only the branches which are growing downward.  Any help would be
> appreciated.  If there's a better group for this question, please let me
> know.
> Thank you!
> --
>          Denise

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