A step-by-step guide to pruning your houseplants
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Is your houseplant looking a bit wild? Pruning will help with reshaping your plant to a desired look, controlling overgrowth, and encouraging balanced growth. Here are a few tips to help you cut with confidence and success.
Take a step back, look at the overall shape of your plant & identify which areas to cut back (areas where the branches are leggy, too full, touching the ceiling or wall)
Never take off more than 20% at a time as your plant might freak out.
Make sure your cutting tool is clean - you're basically creating an open wound, you don't want any harmful bacteria to sneak in.
Identify where the node is, spots where a leaf or branch is coming out from, and make the cut just above that.
Cut at a 45 degree angle
Be careful for unopened buds! Look carefully and don't slice where a new leaf is forming.