I overwinted plants in the newspaper method in basement. They all survived, and I potted them up. they've been growing quickly. I've heard to "pinch" to encourage bushiness. But with some/many of the plants, there's like one leaf on a long stalk (many leaves on plant, just all on stalks that come from base. I tried to pinch this leaf off, wondering what would happen. Apparently nothing. No branching, no regrowth. Do you not pinch then?
With a few, there's some wood (the original plant) at the base, from which all growth has come. If I buried this base, later, in soil, would it root or rot? That would mean some of the healthy new green growth would be buried. I don't want to kill them. I don't know how to do photos, or I'd show you.
Thanks for any advice!