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21 year old Jade Plant 4ft tall Pruning Repotting Questions Concerns

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Hi all,

I recently acquired a 20+ year old crassula ovata jade plant that's 4 feet tall and over 4" thick at the trunk. I want to set up this plant to be healthy and continue to grow and live for a long time to come.

1) I like the single trunk "tree" look to jade plants, and was thinking of trying that with this. I'm hesitant to prune so much off considering how thick the branches are near the base of the trunk. Should I consider such a drastic change to this plant? Or keep it more bushy as is? If trying to choose a side or view that would be the best as the "front", which would you choose given the pictures below?


I've never had a jade this big or old. Open to all advice and if I did hard prune I would propagate all the branches. Thanks!


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