I have had a Jade plant over 15 years. It thrives most of the time, however this morning I found it toppled over from being so full at the top of the plant. I have never pruned it and am very afraid of doing it wrong and damaging the plant.

How should I go about pruning it so that it's not so top-heavy?

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    Please update your question with some photographs of the plant and its container. Thanks!
    – Niall C.
    Jan 4, 2015 at 18:45

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Well the obvious solution would be to pot it in a bigger heaver pot...

But I believe you can prune jade and have the branches root. Even the leaves will root. You just need to let the wound dry out for a few days first before sticking it in water or soil.

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