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How To Make A Jade Plant Bushy
So you’re here because you want to know how to make a Jade plant bushy. Well you’re in luck because we love bushy Jade plants and we’re here to help you. Jade plants are beautiful houseplants with a distinct look that helps them to stand out from other succulents. These plants will put out a lot of growth in the right conditions and can become incredibly top heavy. A Jade plant will look more attractive if it is is bushier, some people may like the leggy look but if we’re honest we don’t want to spend our time pruning leggy Jade plants and instead we want a nice full bush.
One of the easiest ways you can make your Jade plant bushy without too much interference from yourself if to get your plant’s placement right. If a Jade plant is placed under direct light it will put out new leaves quite close together and will grow to be bushy. However, if you put your plant in a dark spot you’ll notice your Jade plant becoming bushy as the stems elongate in search of light. There is more you can do to make a Jade plant bushy but access to bright light will make the world of difference to your plant and will make your job a lot easier.
Now let’s look at how to make a Jade plant bushy through active pruning. Ideally you should do your pruning in either the spring or summer so your plant has maximum time to regrow during the growing season. You’ll need a sharp pair of scissors like these ones on Amazon as it’s important you make a nice clean cut. Also make sure your scissors are sterilised to avoid rot in the fresh cut.
Next is pretty simple, look at the your plant and see where you think needs bushing out. If you cut away the leaves there then two should grow in it’s place. If you look at the stems of your Jade plant you will see rings around the plant. These are called leaf scars. Is you cut above these lines then it should encourage stemming to occur in this place. By doing this in several sections you should be able to get quite a bushy Jade plant. If your plant becomes leggy due to low light you can cut away these leggy sections, place your plant in a bright spot and watch your plant grow much more compactly.
Hopefully we’ve managed to help you with your inquiry of how to make a jade plant bushy, but that isn’t the only way to complete your look. Not only do you need a beautiful thick Jade plant but you also need an amazing pot to put it in. So take a look at our recommendations of best pots for Jade plants.