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12 years ago

Like to cut at an angle across the stem. It creates a nice taper on the branch that points to the new growing tip. In a few years the cut will be very hard to detect. I also now have 2 keeper side branches coming out. The branch wanting to develop in back of the cut on top of the stem will be sliced off today. Branches growing out of the top of a semi horizontal stem is an eyesore.


I put nothing on the cut. It is cleaned off with a paper towel to keep sap off the stem. Usually keep the plant in shade for a day or two after pruning if it is real hot outside so the cut doesn't desiccate and shrivel up and damage the area I want the new stems to grow out of.


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