The braid is mostly decoration that shops do... I'd be hesitant to braid it if it was grown into one from the beginning, the tension could snap it. My mom tried that with a Pachira (money tree) and a side branch broke, didn't spell doom for the plant, but my mom stopped messing with it.
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