Aloes - an introduction Linda Genis.
Since this particular succulent plant grows so quickly, it adapts itself well to trying out a bonsai-inspired shape. I would really like to try and prune it so that the outer branches grow into “pads” or groupings of sprouted leaves that form a level growing from the side of the main bushnotch.barted Reading Time: 3 mins. Mar 21, Bad tree cutting everyone today I am pruning my Portulacaria Afra, common know as Elephant Bush Tree.
it is very easy plant to care for and it is great plant for beginner. May 09, Pruning a Portulacaria Afra Bonsai. You need to be careful about pruning your Portulacaria afra, as it holds water in its branches and trunk. These can cause them to bend from the excess weight. However, when done slowly and methodically, Portulacaria afra benefits from pruning, which can force the tree to develop branches lower on its bushnotch.bar: 10 inches.
Pruning this plant as a bonsai is pretty simple. Just cut each shoot back, leaving several pairs of leaves. Do this on a regular basis as needed when the stems reach several inches in length. Because this bonsai is a succulent, it will need a very quick draining potting mix.