I planted my first Jatropha, I believe itÂs a multifidia, last summer in the front flowerbed of my house. It gets direct sunlight and regular water. A year later, it has more than doubled in size, blooming consistently. The plant has about 5 bigger stems at the bottom which have sprouted smaller stems. These stems are very gangly and top heavy with leaves and flowers; making the plant bend forward. I've tried to straighten the longer stems by tying them back to a metal trellis for support. Will this help any? I can't find any exact tips on how and when to prune this plant.