Portulacaria afra too tall?

nikki702May 12, 2014

Just realised I posted the original post in the gallery part of the site lol

I wanted to ask if you think I should cut back the long part of this plant?

Thank you

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hijole(9 Sunny California)

nikki702, It looks nice but if you want to propagate it and make another plant out of it that would be a good excuse to give her a trim.

I wish mine would grow straight up my folds over like it's spilling over.

Greg

    Bookmark   May 12, 2014 at 2:11PM
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nil13(z21 L.A., CA (Mt. Washington))

You know, those plants can turn into an 8' giant. That's just what they do. However if you want to keep it smaller you can with pruning. I have some that I am pruning as a ground cover only 3" tall.

    Bookmark   May 12, 2014 at 2:19PM
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hijole(9 Sunny California)

nikki702, Ummm... interesting because I have mine in a 5 gal. container and it goes up about 6" and then just pours over the edge so I always trim it and make more containers. I'll have to sens a picture of mine latter on today.

Yours looks nice in the lime yellow container.

Greg

    Bookmark   May 12, 2014 at 2:37PM
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hijole(9 Sunny California)

Ok, sorry it took so long but here out is, looks a little dull maybe I'll try some new soil tomorrow it can't hurt.

Greg

    Bookmark   May 12, 2014 at 10:41PM
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nikki702

You plant is lovely Greg, I think I will let mine keep growing for a while :-)

Thanks everyone

Nikki

    Bookmark   May 13, 2014 at 1:26PM
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chicagardens

My moms also hangs...for like a hanging plant, it's really nice like that though.

    Bookmark   May 13, 2014 at 11:43PM
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hijole(9 Sunny California)

Chica, thank you, tomorrow he gets new dirt and a new pot to celebrate spring, be on the look out :)

Greg

    Bookmark   May 14, 2014 at 12:47AM
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greenman28 NorCal 7b/8a

Nice plants!
I just pruned mine because the branches were dangly. Once I see new growth, I will re-pot.

Josh

    Bookmark   May 14, 2014 at 7:02PM
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hijole(9 Sunny California)

The new home.

Greg

    Bookmark   May 14, 2014 at 7:52PM
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