Pruning jade plants is not necessary for the health of the plant and is done only for aesthetic reasons. Be aware that any time you prune a plant you are exposing the plant to potential bacterial damage, which could weaken or even kill the plant.
In this way, how do you prune a jade plant?
Use sharp, sterile scissors to prune away any dead branches. Make an angular cut as close to the branch as possible to ensure rapid healing. Avoid pruning away any withering foliage as these leaves may rejuvenate. Remove the jade plant from its potting container and place the plant on a clean, flat surface.
Furthermore, how do you make a jade plant bushy?
Prune the jade plant just above one of the brown rings around a stem, called a leaf scar, with sharp pruning shears or a sharp knife. Two new stems will sprout at the pruning site, so select the stem to prune based on where you want the jade plant to be thicker and fuller.
What does a healthy jade plant look like?
A healthy Jade plant has water-filled leaves that are thick and firm to the touch. If the leaves of your Jade plant are more soft and “squishy” than they are firm, it could be a sign that the plant is being overwatered.
Jade leaves could fall prematurely from being too wet or too dry, for lack of nitrogen in the soil or for need of more sunlight. Quite often mealybugs attack this succulent. Remove them by hand, using a cotton swab dipped in alcohol; repeat treatment once a week until there are no more bugs.