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Jade are one of the quintessential succulent house plants that almost everyone can recognize and most…
plant lovers to keep in their home. Doesn’t have any Jade Plant? Check this page before, if you don’t haven’t seen it..
It caan help you to guide before have it and pruning Jade.
Here’s the point…
This 10-12 inch plant has brilliant reviews and provides the perfect basis for a big Jade bush.
It is easy to care for this beautiful plant like a tree because there are no very special needs for watering…
..and sunlight in most household environments jade is thriving exotic, easy to place, luck totem, good decoration..
But the trouble is beginning here. Your jade plant can grow larger, and bigger for years and you may think it’s good,
Eye catching and create refreshing environment around you, but one day it will just stop.
Many jades grow so large that the height of a plant can’t be supported by the single trunk.
Before continue to the main problem. Let us hear a story from Tom. Where he start to pruning Jade by himself.
Here’s the story
I have this Jade for almost 2 year. I wanted it to grow big like the one that I saw earlier.
But the fact, its never grown like it. I started to think, did I do wrong? I almost loosing hope of it
Cause I really don’t know how to grow Jade. But finally, I finally found the answer.
After all trials and error. Finally, I can grow this Jade because of the pruning method that I found
Now it’s so big and healthy, I’m so proud of my self.
Overview of Pruning Jade
Jade plants need strong light (Crassula ovata) and should be sparingly watered,but are quite otherwise.
Simple to look after click here to know more. Their main maintenance.
Tasks are occasionally tailored, provided they only retain a handy size.
Here’s what expert said:
There’s a question:
“When my jade plant has gotten leggy. The stems are thick, and most of the leaves are at the top of the plant. Can I prune it?”
Yes. Jade plants don’t typically need a lot of pruning, but if they’ve become overgrown or you just want them to have a different shape, they take pruning well, and the pieces that you cut off can be planted and made into new plants.”U of M Extension Master Gardeners in St. Louis County
Trimming is not hard to control, nor does it hurt the plant. They reliably sprout new branches below the split site,
as if to display no difficult feelings. There are other reasons for pruning Jade besides maintaining size:
Decongestion – removing excessively dense leaves for better growth in light and air.
Reinforcement and support – the stems of Jade are not always up to the leaf.
Decongestion – Removing overly dense foliage lets in light and air for better growth.
Strengthening and Support – A Jade’s stems don’t always keep up with the foliage.
Tall Jades can become top-heavy too:
Leggy branches can sag or even break as their water-storing leaves fatten up after a soaking.
Pruning Jade also helps encourage sturdier stems.
Rescue Work – Severe pruning is a way to start over if disaster strikes.
If you cut a plant back severely (and give it good care) its new growth will be strong, full, and vigorous.
Shaping – Whether you want a statuesque tree form or a filled-out bush, proper pruning can create the look you want.
Pruning Jade may feel uncomfortable at first but gets easier with experience.
Results don’t happen quickly, but in time you can achieve the look you want.
At least once a year many jade will got the benefit from pruning Jade.
When they are very small with less that ten leaves, that’s the best time to start to growing to start pruning Jade.
This can supports early branching, so that the plant has been well balanced from the beginning.
Jades which have grown high (over 12 inches), without branching also have to be cut as they are at risk to bend…
…and break as they become heavier.
Even an over-growth jades need to get pruning Jade to keep them happy and healthy.
Tips for Pruning:
In the spring, before the season begins, it’s the best way to maximizing the growth of the Jade.
This is particularly true if your jade is kept outside in the summer to give it extra sunshine!
The plant Jade loves light! However, when winter comes, never put this plant outside of your place…
This plant can not resist low temperature because of this plan.
Let’s not waste the pruned portions of the jade! The main jade plant can be repotted
…with leaves and branches to produce new jades! But don’t think that they will need to be disposed of,
try not to spread out of diseased or damaged plant parts. Never remove the plant by more than 20%-30%.
How to Prune Jade Plants:
Pruning jade will be done in a different way depending on your jade’s condition and size.
Pruning Small Jade
If your jade is still very small (under 6 cm) with no branches, still can be done the method of pruning jade easily.
You can plunge off the trunk, your cut is coming out of two new sets of leaves, which will begin two new branches.
The top of the jade can be used to spread it just stick in your own pot or shove it into the soil next to your first jade…
for an added bonus. In order to start a new jade, we like put the tops and cut leaves in the soil.
Pruning Big Jade Plants
Examine the jade and visually break it into quarters. You’ll be cutting off the top 1/4 of the plant or branch.
Look for brown rings on the stem approximately 1/4 from the top of the jade or end of the branch…
…and cut along the ring with a sharp pair of pruning shears or a knife.
Two new branches will sprout from this part of the plant but be patient it will take some time!
Alternatively if you don’t want to top off your jade but want to encourage branching…
…you can carefully remove a few of the leaves sprouting out of the trunk.
This will encourage new branches to form where the leaves were removed.
Be very selective with this process and don’t remove more than 2-3 leaves at a time.
Pruning with Branches
Pruning jade that already has a few branches will encourage more growth…
…and help to balance the symmetry of the plant.
Simply snip off or pinch off the newly sprouted leaves on the end of each branch.
Maybe this looks likes counterintuitive, but cutting off the newly grown leaves…
…will in fact encourage more branching, making for a fuller jade plant!
Pruning The Overgrown
Observe the plant after it’s been thoroughly watered weak branches that remain upright under dry leaves…
…may sag as their foliage becomes laden with water. Here are things to keep in mind:
It’s best to wait until the plant is a year old. Young Jades are still developing their roots…
…and central trunk in the first year and pruning jade too soon can stunt them.
Only prune once your Jade has at least eight to ten adult leaves. Choose thick stems to prune.
The thicker the stem the more branching it’s likely to do. A thin stem may only produce one new shoot!
Good light produces thicker stems.
For summarize up lets see what we have learn above:
Jade plant can be prunning from many part of Jade it self.
From the topping of the trunk branches and many more.
The equipment for pruning jade it self are not complicated.
You just need pruning shears and potting soil.
and also you must not forget to protect yourself cause the poison that Jade Plant has.
If you don’t know about it click this link below to know more about it.
Jade plant is a good starting plant for a newbie that interested to care and having a houseplant…
and growing Jade is quite easy. But also you must notice and remind that this plant must handled with care…
…cause of the side effect on human if you are not handling it carefully.