Plant Care Tip #20: Propagating & Dividing

Snake Plant division, photo credit: L&G plant parent David D.

Snake Plant division, photo credit: L&G plant parent David D.

The latest in plant care tips for keeping your foliage happy and healthy, brought to you by premium plant delivery service Léon & George.

When you see new babies growing, experiment with dividing and growing yourself new houseplants! Different types of plants have different propagation methods, this weekend we’ll focus on a method called Division, applicable to Snake Plants, Zanzibar Gems, Magenta Triostars, Parlor Palms, Elephant’s Ears, Birds of Paradise and Peace Lilies.

  • Step 1: Find a pot that is proportionate to the size of your new plant, smaller than larger is best, and get some new soil.

  • Step 2: Remove the mother plant from the nursery pot and clear the soil from the roots.

  • Step 3: Identify where you would like to divide the plant and gently pull apart the roots or use a sharp knife.

  • Step 4: Plant your cutting deep enough into the new pot so that the roots can be covered and the top will be stable.

  • Step 5: Lightly water your new plant and place it in bright, but not direct light.

Voila! Now you have a new plant! Don’t forget to nicely plant the mother back in her home and enjoy as mother nature takes its course.

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