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How to divide water lilies


Joe Swift offers step-by-step video advice on propagating water lilies by division, with information on when to do it and a practical demonstration of dividing and potting them on.
Do it: spring

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Pearse Carty 14/02/2012 at 18:30

What time of year should I start to divide mine? TY.

Emma Crawforth 15/02/2012 at 14:18

Hello Pearse,

You can divide your waterlilies in spring. So not long to go now.

Emma team

flower 7 22/04/2012 at 09:54

what do you do next after the water lillies have been devided? b.m.

EnigmaticGuppy92 22/04/2012 at 18:33

re pot, re fertilise and re position

Pearse Carty 28/10/2012 at 19:19

UPDATE:  TY all.  I've divided 4 plants which had massively grown out of their pots, and managed to successfully make about 35 small plants, all of which are thriving.  I expect it'll be next year before they flower.  Is that right?  The same goes for reed mace.