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When I Root a Succulent Should I Remove Stems?

I am starting to see roots come out of a Kalanchoe and the question arises what is the recommendation about whether or not to leave any or all stems on the plant.

The stems clearly take water and energy to keep growing. The ones toward the bottom of this plant are starting to shrivel up. On the other hand, this is a succulent and those stems contain valuable water that they might be giving up to the plant, to nourish it while it establishes roots.

So, should I leave as many stems on as possible? Remove any stems? Why?

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