When you are cleaning up your lawn and thinning out plants think twice before you toss it. Now, if it is a weed – please toss it.
Some plants that are easily split and shared are: Succulents, Cannas, Mexican Petunias, Day Lilies, Ferns and many grass varieties. These are just a few, there are many more.
Here are some photos of a Christmas cactus that had outgrown its pot. I split it into 3 full plants and one pot of clippings. The key thing to remember is to split the plant at the roots. This plant was a gift from my mom, an offspring from her Christmas cactus. You can see a picture of my mom’s Christmas Cactus (in full bloom) in this previous post, http://henandchix.com/2011/12/christmas-cactus/.
Here are photos taken throughout the divide process.
This is where we started. The plant had gotten so large the pot kept falling over.
In this photo we identified the areas where we could cut the soil and keep the root and stems in tact. Here is the plant divided into several full size plants. I ended up with three full size plants and one pot with clippings.
And here are two of the plants, finished products.
Happy Monday! Happy Gardening!