Jade Plants

can i air layer an old jade tree at the middle of the trunk to shorten it

Zone barrie on | vicbad300 added on July 12, 2019 | Answered

the jade tree is about 30 yrs old . the trunk has gotten long and is out of proportion . would like to shorten it thanks

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Answered on July 13, 2019

If you intend to root the top in this fashion, then it is quite possible that it will work. It will destroy the shape of the root mass of the original, but it will shoot new sprouts at the bottom and be more "bushy".

This article will help you to air layer: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/garden-how-to/propagation/layering/air-layering-plants.htm

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