Pruning my tall DR?
Now for my question: my DR is nearly 4' tall and now that I know what I know about it, I want to prune it back (hard) to encourage more caudex growth but I'm not sure how far down the long branches I can safely cut. I bought a smaller DR a few weeks ago at a local garden center (yes, they even stock them in December/January in Wisconsin). It had a pair of 4-5" branches and I pruned the longer of the 2 back to about 2" and I have new leaves/branches all over the plant now. I water the new one once a week with a couple drops per quart of Super Thrive. The larger DR only gets watered twice a month and has new growth on it as well. I guess these plants weren't told about the dormancy period because they certainly shows no signs of it.