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by Jody


I have this plant that started out very small. Now look at it. I don’t know what to do. Should I trim off the long scraggly pieces and see what happens?
Please help!

Comments for Help with Struggling Succulent

Jul 12, 2021
by: Jacki Cammidge, Certified Horticulturist

Of course you can prune the pieces off that you don’t like; but with care. The upright piece will bush out nicely if you cut off about half its length, and take off the two straggling ones right at the base. Don’t waste them though! Propagate the pieces to make more to give as gifts or swap.

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