pachypodium lamerii

by craig

I was wondering whether you know if it is OK to trim the lower trunk of the spikes for safety purposes without affecting the health of the plant? I was thinking of just clipping them to within a 1cm from the trunk.

many thanks

Hi Craig

I have never trimmed mine but I'm sure it will be ok as long as you don’t cut the thorns at the trunk, 1cm should work. But what I recommend is that you start closer to the base of the trunk and only cut a few inches and wait a week to see how your plant reacts, if your plant remains healthy go ahead.

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