How to Cut Back Your Plant
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This type of pruning is only necessary if your plant has grown rather big and is in good health and has strong growth overall. Pruning it back about a third can promote a denser, bushier and fuller growth long term. You should skip this task for seedlings, cuttings and smaller plants that must have more time to grow bigger before doing this.
The goal is to remove about 1/3 of an unbranched twig, and focus on branches that looks leggy and woody. You can remove even more if you think it might be needed.
THIS IS HOW YOU DO A CUT BACK:
Use a clean pair of scissors
Measure from the top of a branch, and remove 1/3 of it
Make the cut just over a node of leaves
Repeat on all branches that look leggy or woody
“Cut back your plant to help it grow fuller and bushier.” — PLANTA TIPS