Pruning a Jade Plant

(Question)

Hello I have a Jade plant that is very important to me. It is an indoor plant. We do not get much sun indoors so I have been putting it out on my balcony lately. It has long hanging branches and even though I love them I read that it is not good for the plant to have long hang branches. I sent a picture. I was wondering where to cut? And what do I do exactly to prune it properly? I also would love any tips for growing a healthy plant that I will have for years to come. Thank you.

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(Answer)

Congratulations on your healthy Jade Plant (Crassula ovata) which should remain beautiful and healthy for many, many years.

Below is a site which will answer your question about pruning http://homeguides.sfgate.com/prune-drooping-jade-plants-64703.html

and one from Clemson University with excellent information on culture of your plant. http://www.clemson.edu/extension/hgic/plants/indoor/foliage/hgic1507.html

Our best wishes for it’s continuing health, and thank you for consulting Toronto Master Gardeners.