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Portulacaria afra too tall?

Posted by nikki702 10 (My Page) on
Mon, May 12, 14 at 12:01

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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RE: Portulacaria afra too tall?

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


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RE: Portulacaria afra too tall?

  • Posted by nil13 z21 L.A., CA (Mt. Wa (My Page) on
    Mon, May 12, 14 at 14:19

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.


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RE: Portulacaria afra too tall?

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


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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


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

Thanks everyone

Nikki


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RE: Portulacaria afra too tall?

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


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

Greg


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

Josh


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The new home.

Greg


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