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Vegetative Propagation of Houseplants

Division

Division will work for plants that grow in clumps or have more than one stem arising from the soil. Simply remove the plant from the pot and pry apart the multiple stems so that each remaining stem has a fair amount of roots. Re-pot each piece immediately, so that the roots do not dry out. Some plants, such as asparagus fern, may need to be cut apart with a sharp knife because of their tough root ball.

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