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Can I trim this and make new plants?

by Sandi
(Ponce inLet Florida )

Growing very tall!

Growing very tall!

Can I trim
and make new plants?

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Sep 23, 2021
by: Jacki Cammidge, Certified Horticulturist

Yes, you can trim this plant (Kalanchoe thyrsiflora) and root the off cut parts - in fact, I recommend it. Otherwise, what you'll get is one long, incredibly tall spike of flowers, which tends to fall over. Trimming it off about halfway will make it bush out, making it compact instead of tall.

See more about  pruning succulent plants here. There are even some diagrams that might help you decide exactly where to cut.

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